Meet Luke

Luke Rodgers, Founder of Foster Focus started his life in care, he like many other children unfortunately didn’t feel his experiences were positive ones. After moving from foster home to foster home, living in children’s homes and in and out of schools Luke found himself independent, living in a B&B at only 15 years old….

Inspiring session propels project forward

In this session the group met Luke Rodgers, founder and director of Foster Focus. Luke gave a moving presentation to the group about his life and experiences growing up in care, talking about labels and stigma he experienced, but how he had overall come out of the other side driven to make a real difference. The…

Meet Jade

Jade Ward entered into the care system when she was thirteen. Since leaving care at the age of 16 Jade has spent the last 8 years working with children in care as a leaving care events facilitator and researcher. To find out more about Jade click HERE Read Jade’s interview about her life and work…

Meet Paolo

Hewitt was placed in care at a very early age, and went to live with a foster family. Following years of abuse he was sent to Burbank children’s home in Woking at the age of ten. To find out more about Paolo click HERE Paolo will be interviewed about his life by the aspire to more…

Meet Jenny

Jenny Molloy spent most of her childhood in care. She regularly gives talks and is called on by government bodies to advise on the care and fostering of children. To find out more about Jenny click HERE Jenny will be interviewed about her life by the aspire to more team soon.

“Aspire To More” project sparks into life

The Aspire To More team met for the first time at West Offices to launch our new raising aspirations project. The project is designed to give young people the opportunity to meet successful care leavers who have overcome adversity  to build positive and inspiring lives. After checking in and exploring the project aims the team got…

“Aspire To More” – Raising Care Leaver Aspirations

“Aspire To More” is a creative project funded by JRF in partnership with the Children’s Rights and Advocacy Service which is part of CSES (Children’s services Education and Skills). Working in close partnership with “Show Me That I Matter” (SMTIM) a group of care experienced young people also known as (CiCC) York’s Children in Care…