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Keep Care Leavers Connected campaign success

Government announced extension to data scheme for vulnerable young people, including care leavers, until January 2021 with a view to extending to July 2021.

20 November 2020

The Government has announced it will be extending their current digital connectivity offer to the end of January 2021 at a minimum, with a view to extend it to July 2021.

This guarantees that care leavers will remain connected throughout the Christmas period and into New Year and will support them during the ongoing lockdown arrangements.

Building on this success, we’re continuing to pursue our longer-term goals outlined in the open letter to Ministers, including to ensure every care leaver in England has a digital device and internet access for at least 12 months when they first live independently.



You can continue to support the campaign by:

  1. Reading the open letter addressed to Ministers on the campaign website
  2. Viewing our film, created by the Care Leavers National Movement, on what digital access means to them.
  3. Showing your support on social media: #connectcareleavers
  4. Signing the Petition calling on Government to keep care leavers digitally connected.