Welcome to
Carefree

Carefree works with young people aged 11 – 25 who are in and leaving care

Our aim is to help care experienced young people have a good life. We will do this through positive relationships, through support with transitions and through enabling young people to have a voice.

What We Do

Carefree’s work is based in positive relationships. Young people can meet others and make friends, get involved in a range of activities and join Cornwall’s Care for Change Council. We help young people to manage the process of leaving care including through the provision of a Personal Advisor service and help with careers, education and training.

Creative Carefree

Care experienced young people can get involved in all sorts of creativity with Carefree. Young people have taken part in choirs, drumming workshops, trips to theatres, writing workshops and a lot more.

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Practical Living Skills

The experience of leaving care and starting life as an adult is different for everyone. Here you will find some useful advice and resources to help prepare you for living independently.

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Careers, Advice and Guidance

We provide young people in-care and leaving care, who are not in education, employment or training with: key working, group work, accreditation, careers advice and guidance…

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Get involved

If you are 17 and under, you can join one of our Entry programmes, meeting others who are care experienced,
having fun, getting support and having a say about Cornwall’s care system

If you are a care leaver, you can refer yourself to our range of activities, including art workshops,
outdoor activities and events like our annual Care Leaver conference.

Get in touch via our contact form, email [email protected] or call 01209 204333

  • Hummus
    In our young adult volunteer group, we spent time cooking affordable meals, puddings and condiments. We became EXPERTS at making a tasty hummus. See the recipe below.
  • Spinach and Chickpea Curry
    In our young adult volunteer group, we spent time cooking affordable meals. One of our favourites was a Spinach and Chickpea Curry, so we created a recipe card for you to make your own!
  • A Quiet Place
    Over the last year, we have been working with a group of Separated Children Seeking Asylum on a short film to share their experiences of living in Cornwall. It shows the struggles they have faced since coming to Cornwall and
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What people say about us 

“I don’t think that I would be the person that I am today without Carefree… they have given me so many life skills and I have gained so much confidence. When groups are together we are just like a big family, jamming and vibing…”

Working in collaboration with

An award winning charity

Partners in Cornwall Council’s LGC award 2019 ‘Best Service Delivery’, CCB Excellence in Business Training Awards, Best Support to Apprentices – Small Business Award 2019, Diana Award 2017, WISE Welfare to Work innovations Award 2015, Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2012