"Giving young people in and leaving care (aged 11-25 years) the chance to do things for themselves and others"
                                                                                       "Giving young people in and leaving                                                                               care (aged 11-25 years) the chance                                                                                to do things for themselves and others"   

Welcome to Carefree

Carefree is an independent Cornish Charity set up in 2005 by a group of six young people and a youth worker


We work with young people in and leaving care between 11 & 25 years old and sometimes with young people on the edge of care


Carefree Youth Work 

Supports young people through youth work right across Cornwall and currently work with 100+ young people; our office is in Redruth but we run activities in venues across the whole county ~ we will do our best to get young people to us if we can’t get to them 


We offer positive activities, events and projects that help young people develop their social and emotional skills so that they have a better chance of growing up into positive healthy citizens


We have a strong focus on supporting young people in and leaving care to have their voices heard at a local level within Carefree, through supporting training for foster carers and social workers and through Voice for Us and nationally through attendance and particpiation with the Care Leavers Bench Marking Forum hosted by Catch22


We encourage young people to work with others and we try to role model this ourselves by working in partnership with other agencies and organisations, for example we are a member of Cornwall Youth Work Partnership and we work very closely with Cornwall Council, particularly the social work and education departments


Carefree 16+ PA Team 

Works in partnership with the Local Authority and Carefree. Carefree provide a commissioned service and work with one third of all care leavers from Cornwall.  Carefree aim's to improve the life chances of young people living in and leaving Local Authority care.  The Carefree 16+ team works within the statutory guidance of the Children (Leaving Care) Act  2000 to provide support and advice to young people between the ages of 15 years 9 months and 21; 24 years if in higher education.

Carefree has won another award


Carefree CEO Mari Eggins, Steph Martyn Youth Worker and Care360 Mentors Kerryann Kernow and Holly Seymour attended the Headland Hotel on July 2nd 2015 to recieve the WISE (Welfare to Work, Innovation, Skills & Employers) Award 


Photography by Simon Birt

Carefree Awards

An award winning charity

Funded by...

Carefree is a charity, we work very hard to raise funds to support all of our educational activities with young people in and leaving care. Young people drive everything we do and we are always striving to offer new activities & events



Peer Mentoring, Sports Leaders & Volunteering
Outdoor Carefree
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Young People's Voice, Voice for Us & Participation
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