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  • Studying with a Disability For all support available at all of our partner institutions please find the relevant links to their websites - click to view more.
  • The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) was established in June 2013 by higher education institutions and national organisations committed to the progression and support of Care Leavers in higher education. Working together NNECL aims to transform the progression of young people in or leaving care into and through further and higher education, by championing the continuous improvement of local practice, multi-agency partnerships and national collaboration.
  • Boot Up! Boot Up! was created in 2009 as a project to support and educate vulnerable young people and specifically Children in Care.

    This group is still at the core of our charitable work and bespoke sessions are organized for them so that they can find a place to call their own and where they can make strong and lasting relationships with other young people and staff and students.
  • Carefree Carefree is an award-winning independent Cornish Charity set up by a group of six young people and a youth worker.

    The charity works with young people, between 11 & 25 years old, in and leaving care and sometimes with young people on the edge of care.

    The charity covers the whole of Cornwall and is working with 100+ young people. They have a main office in Redruth and run activities in venues across the whole county.
    They 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.

    Carefree are a member of Cornwall Youth Work Partnership and work closely with Cornwall Council.

  • Children's University The Children's University (CU) Trust offers 7 to 14-year-olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours.

    If you are a child, parent/carer, school or potential partner organisation this is the place to start.
  • Talent Match Talent Match Cornwall is a 5 year Big Lottery funded project designed around helping 18-24yr olds who are furthest from the job market to find their feet, look for the industry that really interested them, and set them up for greatness. They are one of 21 Talent Match projects currently running all across the UK as part of a £108 million investment to tackle youth unemployment in England.
  • SINNG SINNG is a student Local Action Group based at Cornwall College, Newquay. Launched in 2010, working to increase action and awareness on INNS (Invasive Non-Native Species) and reduce the impacts INNS are currently having on native wildlife.

    Action includes practical fieldwork, research, public engagement and raising awareness.
  • Unlocking Potential Helping people develop and business grow
  • Brighter Cornwall Brighter Cornwall is for students from Cornwall who are currently studying for their first degree. The scheme offers paid work experience placements in Cornwall and opportunities to attend networking events with employers. It also offers scholarships for first year students
  • Software Cornwall Software Cornwall is a collaborative group of Software Development enterprises, education providers and business support organisations based in Cornwall, UK. It is the HUB of Cornwall's growing tech industry.
  • Student Finance information for Care leavers Students leaving the care of their local authority (LA) are able to get the same support as other students. They're also likely to qualify for additional support. This document provides information about Maintenance Grants, Bursaries and other support.
  • Student Finance - Disabled Students Allowance This guide provides information about the Disabled Student's Allowances including what they are for, what's available and how to apply.
  • Brightside Brightside is a charity that helps young people access the education and career pathways they might not have believed were available to them. They want to make sure that it’s talent, not background, that determines the education opportunities and careers that are available to young people.
  • Youth Kernow Its purpose is to support young people, aged from 11 to 18, in handling the issues which life may throw their way.

    It provides information and advice on services available to help young people in times of need, hopes to give answers to common questions and give young people a platform for their opinions via their Members of Youth Parliament.

    From health and wellbeing to bullying, money matters, substance misuse, education, volunteering, the Local Offer and much more, the site covers an array of topics and the support services at hand.

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