Despite the fact they were halfway through their A-level courses they were told they had to leave their children’s homes.
Since the start of 2022 Brighter Path has been supporting two care leavers who are still studying at school. Both care leavers were asked to leave their children’s home when they turned 18. Despite the fact they were halfway through their A-level courses they were told they had to pack up their bags and move on. One of the care leavers has no family; he had nowhere to go and no means to live and so could not continue with his studies. The other care leaver returned to a destitute family member whom he lived with in makeshift accommodation without regular meals. Very quickly he stopped attending school. In January both these care leavers moved into a Brighter Path transition home. They have resumed going to their school as well as participating fully in all areas of school life. They are also benefitting from some extra tuition in their different subjects to catch up on lost schooling