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Carefree Conference was a smash!

Thank you to all the young people, foster carers, social workers, youth workers, other professionals & individuals who attended our Conference on Friday November 6th 2015


It was a day full of information & creative youth work activities which started by delegates making their own badges & was interspersed with making a jigsaw, building spaghetti towers and stacking cups in a venue that was decorated with creative work produced by groups attending Carefree over the last ten years


We would like to extend a special thank you to the twenty young people, you know who you are, who:

  • Presented an amazing film they are developing about their lives in care which produced such an emotional reaction in all who saw it
  • Spoke about the work of the peer mentors over the last last ten years
  • Made the delicious lunch & ensured there was always enough to eat & drink
  • Took questions from the floor & spoke with such clarity to the audience


We would also like to say a huge thank you to our speakers who presented informative ideas in a creative, fun, lively & dramatic way that set the emotional tone of the event; special thanks to Jo Davies, James McGurk,  Jack Cordery, Mari Eggins supported by Sally & Kyla



 Art Week & Pop-Up Art day

Music Making, Rapping, Graffitti Art & More

A group of eleven young people came together for Carefree 'Graduate Art Programme' to create art, music & lyrics as well as watching a play at Penlee open air theatre, cooking meals for each other, playing games and generally having fun whilst learning new skills and developing their personal qualities. They also completed an APTEd Award 'Enrichment Activity'


Other young people attended a Pop-Up Art day where they spent time on the beach, had a BBQ, attended a workshop and met the cast of Kneehigh theatre production of 946 at The Lost Gardens of Heligan





Foster Carer Conference 2015


A small group of young people worked together for a number of weeks to prepare to deliver a session at this conference with a title of 'This Is Me'. The group read poetry they and others had written about their time in foster care and then took questions from the audience


Well done to all of you involved, you were brilliant


Gamelan Drumming Workshop


A group of young people attended a two day workshop and created some brilliant music and learnt abbout the culture behind these drums


Top to Toe

Two days of activities focussing on physical & emotinal health

Young people enjoyed meeting a dental hygienist, discussing physical and emotional health care, engaging with physical activities including swimming & team games, exploring & experiencing ways managing strong emotions including a spa treatment



Social Work Conference September 2014



A group of seven young people attended a six week drama group in preparation for their performance at the annual social work conference 


They performed and read poems as well as taking questions from the floor


Brilliant job to all of you who were involved






The group transformed a bare room into a magical cinema. Guests walked through the wardrobe after having tickets checked & receiving complimentary popcorn. During the interval hotdof and salds were served with drinks.


Duke of Edinburgh at Carefree


Another Carefree group have successfully passed their

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award





Although we were sad that Chelsea had to drop out because of a knee injury at the end of the first day the remaining six completed the two days covering 21km's and spent a night camping during the May half-term 2015


They are already looking forward to the challenge of the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award next year


Well done Nathan, Bradley, Gawain, Liam, Nathan and Amber!

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