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