Designed by care leavers
for looked after children and young people
with care experience
FREE course including lunches, transport and crèche
“Roar has given me hope that there are people out there, that genuinely put care leavers issues as a priority. There’s a saying that you judge a society by how you treat its weakest. I’m here to say care leavers are NOT weak. We are strong and resilient but often we just need to be given a break and a chance! Roar aims to do that by arming us with the further skills and experience needed for independent living. I have been stigmatised and brushed aside, but now, knowing I am part of a team that are proactively looking to make people have successful lives after care. For them not to be a rarity but a common experience, makes me so proud. Roar is so committed it gives me hope that there are people out there who care about us as individuals and not just as stories.”
Coco - Roar mentor and care leaver
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Click here to register your interest https://www.witharoar.com/roar-referral
This is a 6 week programme (1 day per week) delivered by Roar Pursuits and sponsored by the Mayor of London Young Londoners Fund. The programme takes place in our centres 5 times a year for the next 3 years - until December 2021 (see delivery dates for 2019 and programme overview below).
Week 1 - Origins: Personal strengths, resilience and interactive exercise cards to help you find your areas of interest and tease out aspirations. We help you find your strengths and weaknesses and think about your potential! We encourage you to develop your talents and interests with support from dedicated coaches who have left care. There will be group work to build skills, involve social inclusion and you will meet people with similar backgrounds. (so no need to explain anything, we know!)
Week 2 - Savvy: Money and Tenancy Management; Understand housing options, tenancy
rights and obligations. Which bills to prioritise and why. Budgeting and saving money
and how to manage on a low income. Understanding credit and higher purchase, retail
tips on how to get the best deals as well as what to do if you face financial problems or
have debts. For you are willing and able you can take a test and when you pass, you will gain
Week 3 - Evolve: Confidence and Healthy Relationships; How to fake it make it. Simple
practical tips and skills to give off the right air of confidence. Body language including
power poses, how to introduce yourself well and good eye contact are key. We will show you how!
Week 4 - Presence: We teach you how to make the most of selling yourself not just online but in person but also how to be the best version of yourself in work, learning soft skills. CV preparation and interview techniques also form part of this week.
Week 5 - Elevate: We show you how to use your network of friends, family and colleagues to get that job. We show you the hidden job market as well as online applications. Support is managed so that we guide you rather than ‘hand hold’, as part of the training revolves around you being able to do things for yourselves.
Week 6- Goal setting: We help you ensure there are next steps in place for you to achieve your aspirations. We measure your distance travelled and help you prepare for interviews. We also ask your feedback on what you would change or improve about training.
Following week 6: If you like, we will help you with a year-long monthly review, business brokerage with local companies and support you with any problems you may face.
The programme dates for the Autumn term 2019:
Thursday 12th September for 6 weeks
Thursday 31st October for 6 weeks
To find out more about Roar Pursuits, click on the following link https://www.witharoar.com