Room 42/Local Offer Team
Hull City council has employed some young people to act as champions for Care Leavers in Hull. They are based in Room 42 of the Guildhall in the Local Offer Team and have been talking to young people about the services and support they receive from the council to try to improve things and create more opportunities for young people in all areas of the council as well as the local community. The team has been working hard around all areas of this Local Offer and will be working on a range of activities and events to celebrate positive images of young people and recognise their achievements. The aim of the Local offer team is to move towards the Gold Standard of services and support for our young people.
CL Representative Group
The Care Leaver Representative Group is a group of Care Leavers who meet monthly and attend a range of boards, meetings and panels to let people know about how they experience life and what things could be done to try and make things better. We also meet with our corporate parents regularly to make sure that things are going well for all of our young people and anything which is not going well is looked at to make sure that something is done to try and improve things.
Care Leavers Drop in (Need a better name)
There is a drop in session for care leavers aged 18-25 years to meet other young people and talk about things that matter to you. We will be arranging a whole range of activities and sessions to support you to move towards independence.
Friday 1-3.30pm Room 42 at the Guildhall.
Registering to vote
If you are 18 years old you can register to vote in Hull City Council local elections to vote for local councillors who you think should run local services. You can also vote in General Elections to vote for MPs who you think should run the country and also in referendums where the Government ask the general public to vote on big national decisions like the recent Brexit vote. For more information on registering to vote talk to your PA or check the link below where you can register online or ask for a form to fill in to get registered.
Find out about local Politics/Democracy
We are currently working with local councillors to develop some information around how local democracy works and the work the council does in supporting the citizens of Hull and helping the City Grow and prosper.
Nurture a Child is a local charity which supports Care Leavers in Hull around a range of activities. Nurture a Child has sponsored young people to support their academic studies, access to employment and generally funds activities and opportunities for young people to experience the things that the council would not be able to fund.
If you are interested in doing something to raise money for Nurture a Child which will go back towards supporting our young people talk to your PA.