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Children 6-15

When I first came into care I was scared but they made me feel safe at home and I felt part of their family. You might find it difficult to fit in but you will and people will understand if you don’t like it.

Lockdown Opportunities

So I know some of you are loving lockdown, no doubt it includes bingeing on Netflix, eating everything there is in the house and lazing around in your pyjamas for most of the day. Now who am I to try and tear you away from all of that, well I’m going to be a good Corporate Parent and say that sometimes all of that is needed. Now you weren’t expecting that, but the flipside is that we also need to keep actively learning, there’s the catch. Now active learning can come in a variety of opportunities, for now whilst on lockdown, it’s all virtual. So take a look at the list of what we have found is available out there.

Our own creative sessions

There is something on everyday at lunch time. Hopefully there’s something for everyone too.

Monday – 1pm-2pm – Young Parents SessionAn opportunity to have  a grown up conversation with others in the same situation.

Tuesday 1pm-2pm – Cooking Club Getting ingredients isn’t easy these days, so these sessions will have one main ingredient, which you will be challenged to be creative with.

Wednesday – 1pm-2pm – Quiz Club Team games

Thursday – 1pm-2pm – Financial Support – An opportunity to get one to one support on finances.

Friday – 1pm -2pm – Interview Techniques/CV writing – An opportunity to discuss interview techniques or ask for recommendations on online training courses.

Cooking Club Results



Creative Writing Classes – Coram Voice

Letters from Lockdown: Creative writing project


Are you care-experienced and aged between 16 and 25? Come and join Coram for six FREE writing workshops as part of the Voices Through Time programme.

The coronavirus pandemic means we are all part of an important period in history. What is happening now will be taught in schools and universities around the world long after we have gone… But that’s not much comfort when you’re feeling bored and stir crazy!

Coram is working with the Royal Literary Fund to offer a series of online creative writing workshops to help you reach out from Lockdown. The theme is sharing life experiences through letters – past, present and future. With inspiration from the historic letters held in the Foundling Hospital archive, you will:

  • Meet other young people
  • Express your creativity
  • Develop your writing skills
  • Get your voice heard
  • Look at similarities and differences in care experiences through time
  • Contribute to an online timeline of the history of care
  • Shape tomorrow’s history from today’s stories

Sessions will be taking place via Zoom 5.30pm to 6.30pm on:

  • Tuesday 5 May
  • Tuesday 12 May
  • Tuesday 19 May
  • Tuesday 26  May
  • Tuesday 2 June
  • Tuesday 9 June

They have limited spaces, so sign up as soon as possible by visiting their website here.


call: 020 8461 7869