As well as individual connections, the Why Not? Trust supports young adults – including young parents with care experience – to develop their own community networks. These networks allow young people to access experiences and events which give them opportunities that they may not have been able to access on their own.
Support and advance the wellbeing of care experienced young people through continuing relationships with those who have been involved in caring for them as children offering a source of support into their adult life
Relieve loneliness and isolation in care experienced young people through supporting them to develop meaningful lasting relationships and build wider support networks, to become part of their own local community
Advance education through assisting care experienced young people to challenge the inequalities and stigma they face as they move on from care
The Why Not? Trust is delighted to welcome our newest team member, Craig Burns, who joins as our new Youth & Community Coordinator.
The Why Not? Trust has received a significant funding boost through a new partnership with the Catalyst for Impact Fund, established by US-based Scottish philanthropist Donald Porteous.
The Promise has been a welcome response and has helped the Why Not? Trust reaffirm our organisational values and goals alongside our young people. The Why Not? Trust has committed to progressing #keepthepromise and will continue to do so.
The Why Not? Trust welcomed new director Nikki Thomas this week.
Relationships and Resilience in the Time of the Corona Virus
The Why Not? Trust aims to enable all care experienced young people to continue trusting relationships with the people who have cared for them.
With the insight of the Why Not? community, we recognised what made these relationships meaningful and from this the Charter was born.
It is our ambition that every organisation caring for and supporting children and young people adopt these principles and sign up to the charter.
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