Transport Campaign 

The transport campaign is grass roots campaign involving care leavers and people with care experience. A lack of access to public transport in rural Cornwall, creates difficulties for care leavers accessing work, childcare opportunities, medical appointments, family get togethers’ support networks and more.

Barnados provided funding for the campaign including a youth worker with care experience to work fulltime on the campaign. She collaborated with a group of young people to to drive the campaign forwards. In addition, Headstart Cornwall funded technical support for the filming and completion of a video. First Bus also donated £1000 worth of free bus passes.

Carefree gave the bus passes to a group of care leavers and then interviewed them to find out the impact this has on their quality of life and wellbeing.

Read the full report here