Supporting Young Care Leavers | People We Support | Nacro
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Supporting care leavers

Life can be tough when you’re starting out. Being in the care system can add extra challenges at a time that’s already difficult for young people. We support young people in care and those leaving care across a range of our services. Our aim is to make sure they are set up for their futures in the strongest way possible.

Our services

Nacro Education Support and Transition (NEST)

Our NEST services in Lincolnshire and Essex support young people, including care leavers, with housing and other needs. We work with each young person to find out what educational, training, work and personal needs they have, and tailor our support to those needs.

Our Lincolnshire NEST Care Leavers Homeless Prevention service provides support specifically for children in care and care leavers aged 18 – 25 to find and maintain suitable housing.

The service has a dedicated Transition Team, who focus on ensuring accommodation planning for those who have left care, or are leaving care, and need support to sustain their accommodation or to find suitable accommodation.



We support many young people in care and care leavers across our education services. Our education centres offer a wide range of courses, tailored to individual learner needs. We provide a safe, friendly environment and our small class sizes mean we can provide each learner with the time and attention they deserve.


Impact of our Lincolnshire NEST service

  • 121

    young people

    supported in the first year

  • £ 1607

    in savings per person

    per week for Intensive Needs Service vs previous out of area funding models

  • 100 %

    young people

    in some form of education, employment or training

Nacro helped me a lot. Especially teaching me how to live on my own. If you're starting off with nothing, this is the best place that you can possibly start. They all seem to understand problems that I come up with. Whatever comes to my attention. So, all in all, I’ve had pretty good matches. I feel like I have a very good support system around me.
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Video: Lincolnshire NEST

Our hub lead, Tara, discusses what support the Lincolnshire based service offers to care leavers and young people facing challenges.

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