Relationships support for young people leaving care

Your relationships with the people in your life who love and care about you, are things we work hard to support you with.

What support do we offer

As well as support from your Personal Advisor we may be able to offer you additional practical and emotional support if you want it.

This might include:

  • Supporting you to find a mentor from the Grandmentor scheme
  • Where appropriate, supporting you to continue contact with the ‘Independent Visitor’ or mentor you had while you were in care
  • Helping you to maintain or regain contact with people special to you or who cared for you in the past, like former foster carers or social workers. For more information please speak to your Personal Adviser about Lifelong Links
  • Supporting you to form and keep healthy relationships with your friends and family
  • Sessions with Future First Counsellors to work through some of the issues you have faced or currently face with relationships

If you become a parent, you might need some additional support. We will help you to access support if you have a child, such as parenting groups and early years support.

Where you have experienced difficulties in your relationships, we will refer you to the right support service. This could be mediation, Strengthening Families groups, support for people who have experienced domestic abuse, talking therapies, and many others.

The support we offer to care experienced young people does not end. We believe that if you need advice and support from us, we should be there to offer it. Future First makes an ongoing offer to those young people aged 25+, for them to continue to use the advice and support of the daily duty system, if they need any help.