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LCS Leaving Care Services
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Our Vision & Mission
Our Vision is that care-experienced people have the same chances as everyone else to live happy, fulfilled lives.
 Our Mission is to help children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential. We work alongside them to make the care system the best it can be.
The Care Leavers Association
The Care Leavers Association is “an ever growing network of care leavers.”
Our Vision is for “a good life in care, a good life after care.”
Our mission is “to bring together the voices of care leavers of all ages so that we improve the current care system, improve the quality of life of care leavers throughout their life and change for the better society’s perception of people who have been in care.”
The Care Leavers Foundation
Whilst the primary purpose of the foundation remains that of making grants to care leavers below the age of 30, who have no recourse to statutory funding or other sources of support, our involvement in the wider sector, specifically influencing policy where we can to create real change for future care leavers, has also become a significant part of our activity.
Citizens advice bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau helps people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice and influencing policy makers. Some branches can provide legal advice on immigration and asylum cases.
Telephone: 0300 330 5457 
Catch 22
Catch 22 works with young people who are in or leaving custody, involved in or on the fringes of crime, out of work, struggling at school, homeless or facing young parenthood without the safety net of a supportive family. Catch 22 offer practical support services which are flexible, highly personalised and often intensive.
Community Legal Advice service
Community Legal Advice (CLA) is a free and confidential advice service in England and Wales paid for by legal aid. If you are living on a low income or benefits, you may be eligible for free specialist advice from legal advisers on issues including:
•    Debt, if your home is at risk
•    Housing, if you’re homeless or at risk of being evicted
•    Domestic abuse
•    Separating from an abusive partner, when you’re making arrangements for children or sorting out money and property
•    Special education needs
•    Discrimination
Telephone: 0345 345 4 345 
Department for Work and Pensions
Information on finding jobs and accessing benefits.
Missing people
Missing People is a free phone confidential service for anyone who has run away from home or care, or been forced to leave home. 
National Youth Advocacy Service
The National Youth Advocacy Service is a UK charity providing children's rights and socio-legal services. NYAS offer information, advocacy, legal representation and advice to children and young people up to the age of 25 through a network of advocates
Telephone: 0808 808 1001
The national regulator that ensures local authorities are delivering the best possible outcomes for children in care and care leavers. You can view reports of how Tameside Council performs when delivering services for looked after children and care leavers.
Read our latest inspection report
The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
You don’t have to be suicidal. 
The have a free and confidential service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Commissioned by your local Clinical Commissioning Group, is a free, online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform which is available to young people aged 11-18 (up to the eve of their 19th birthday) in Tameside & Glossop Kooth allows young people to gain anonymous access to advice, support and        guidance from qualified counsellors, on any issue that is affecting their mental health and wellbeing. 
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Monday – Friday              12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday          6pm – 10pm 
The Howard League
Free, independent and confidential advice, assistance and representation on a wide range of issues to young people under 21 years old in custody.
Telephone: 0808 801 0308 
The Rees Foundation
Supports care leavers and care experienced individuals across the UK.  They champion services, projects and interventions with and for care experienced people. They empower and inspire others to effect social change and improve support, policy, practice, interventions.
Coram Voice – Getting young voices heard.
IMO was created by the Children’s Commissioner for England in collaboration with an advisory network of teens with care experience. If you would like to join this network and have a say in how IMO is run, get in touch!
IMO is a voice for teenagers in care and for care leavers. It is somewhere you can share stories, experiences and achievements, get and give advice, and find loads of great free stuff!
Infinity Initiatives
 We are a Community Interest Company, operating predominantly in the Tameside area of Greater Manchester. Located in the Basement of 298 Mossley road, Ashton, a very welcoming place to get support.  Pay what you can café, food share, full cycle and positive paths are a few of the initiatives they have going on.
Cavendish Mill Women’s centre.
We are a centre for all women aged 18yrs+ and their families who live in the Tameside area. We offer 1-2-1 and group support for women who want to make changes to their life but don’t know where to start.
Creche for children 5yrs and under
Lunch and refreshments provided
Weekly gym sessions
Housing drop in
CAB drop in
Legal advice
Debt advice
Alcohol and drug Services
Domestic Violence advice
We deliver a range of groups supporting women with issues such as mental health, drugs and alcohol, employment and training, parenting, self esteem and confidence.
We also run English and Maths classes and there are many volunteering opportunities available
41-46 Cavendish Mill, Bank Street, Ashton -Under -Lyne, OL6 7DN 07860408902                


Contact information

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0161 342 3168
The Leaving Care Service
Clarence Arcade
Stamford Street
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