With the care leaver’s bursary due to be increased to £3,000 from 1st August 2023 there has never been a better time to support care experienced young people into NHS careers and apprenticeships.
Lucy Hunte, National Programme Manager – Apprenticeships at NHS England, had the pleasure of hearing Louise Faircloth speak at the Amazing Apprenticeships Diversity and Inclusion Conference in February and had to follow up on her inspirational story and journey. Louise is a Leaving Care Case Worker in the Leaving Care Team for North Yorkshire Council. Having been care experienced herself she has some very useful and honest insights into how employers can best recruit and more importantly retain these young people.
Read about Louise’s experiences here.