2% of Barnet’s Care leavers are undertaking apprenticeships, which is slightly below the national percentage (3%). (barnet.moderngov.co.uk)
87% Of care leavers say they can’t manage money, open bank accounts or deal with wills due to poor support.
“With your guidance you have inspired me to be the best me.
Thank you for helping me overcome what I felt was a big drawback in me, not just being motivated in life and managing money but the perception I had of myself.
Thank you for constantly encouraging me every step of the way and for giving me a great opportunity to learn something new and more importantly invite and accept change into my life. I appreciate you all.”
“I am so thankful that I had a chance to be on this course, my mindset has drastically changed over the past five weeks. The course was amazing, I had a mindset-changing experience. As a result, I went into my local Cancer Research shop and asked if I could Volunteer.
I will be volunteering every Saturday. I am really proud of myself. I feel like I have purpose in life again and I am so happy that I am breaking the hurdles that had caused a lot of my setbacks.”
“Describing my overall experience on Elevate: energetic, enthusiastic, motivating, inviting, safe, welcoming, respectful and lots of positive energy. The team are reliable, intentive, caring and hardworking. You can really tell they enjoy what they do. And I think that's part of the reason why I always come back to them.”
“It was a brilliant experience, a good learning environment for me to aspire to a new level. As a result, I have now bridged my gap and I am enjoying my life. My learning experience in school was difficult but Bridging the Gap changed my view on learning, I could not have achieved what I have without them.”
“I always attend because I enjoy it and for the first time, I have hope. I am so happy now, I have achieved the impossible by gaining six distinctions on my Level two course.”
- L. S.
“I just had a new daughter, was experiencing chaos in my life, hanging with the wrong crowd, I knew something had to change.
BTG helped with me to reconcile my differences with my family (family interventions), helped me to understand and become tolerant of other cultures, helped me to view the world differently, and change my self-talk.”
“BTG STRIDES has empowered me to believe in myself, it not only had an impact on my life but the lives of my four children, my grandchild and my parents. My dad told me that it was the first time in 46 years that he did not have to worry about me because I am settled.”
To learn more about career development, life mentoring or life coaching in Barnet and North London, please get in touch with our team at Bridging the Gap CILD.