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.
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.Read More
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.Read more
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…Read More
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
- Planet Carefree and Carefree TV Film PremierOn Tuesday afternoon, Carefree Cornwall hired The Regal Cinema, Redruth for the premiere of their incredible 2023 films. The young people have worked hard to write, produce and star in 3 different films to be used for befriending new care-experienced
Read more Planet Carefree and Carefree TV Film Premier
- Comic Book: The Hopeful Journey of PatienceFind below ‘The Hopeful Journey of Patience’ a comic book following the story of Patience – a young man fleeing his unsafe home country to seek safety. Patience has magic powers and big dreams and a best friend called Saida.
Read more Comic Book: The Hopeful Journey of Patience
- Shallal Arts Group Exhibition!A couple of weeks ago our Carefree Arts group gathered at Krowji in Redruth for a private view of the large array of work they had created over the previous ten weeks with Shallal Arts. After sharing a final celebratory
Read more Shallal Arts Group Exhibition!
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