Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time for a child or young person who is not living with their birth family. Every pound donated to Live Unlimited will go towards helping Barnet's 639 looked after children (also known as children in care) and care leavers unlock their potential and follow their hopes and dreams this Christmas.
Live Unlimited exists to provide extra support, inspiration and opportunities for Barnet's looked after children and care leavers.
Any donation, no matter what size, helps.
£10 will go towards helping a young person like Ben* buy a pair of football boots so he can break his isolation and join his local football team
£25 will help a young person like Emma Harris (pictured below) learn to drive and move closer to her dream of becoming a mobile hairdresser.
£50 will help a young person like Morris Deer (pictured below) pay for a set of tools so he can complete his apprenticeship.
Click below to see Georges Yombe talk about how Live Unlimited has helped him learn to drive and boosted his confidence at finding a new career.
As some of the most vulnerable members of society, looked after children are four times more likely to be prone to mental health problems, often struggling to live independent lives leading to homelessness. It is also a sad fact that children who have been in care are far more likely to end up in the criminal justice system.**
Your support will help unlock their potential and give them a brighter future.
To find out more visit www.liveunlimited.org.uk
** Over 25% of the adult prison population has previously been in care and 49% of young men under the age of 21 in the Criminal Justice System have spent time in care
A looked after child is a child under the age of 18 who is cared for by a local authority. A care leaver is a young person aged 18 to 25 who has left care but still receives support from their local authority.