New website aims to propel care leavers into higher education


Propel is a new, fully searchable website, which provides care leavers with information on the support available to them from colleges and universities offering higher education (HE) courses across the UK. The website, developed by The Who Cares? Trust, a voice and champion for children in care and care leavers, aims to inspire more care-experienced young people to see that they could further their ambitions by going to university or college.

Young people considering applying for an HE course at college or university – and the professionals supporting them – will be able to access full information about each institution’s pastoral and financial provision for care leavers, as well as inspirational stories from care-experienced students. Using Propel, young people will be able to make an informed choice about the right course at the right institution for them and help them ensure that they access all the support to which they are entitled, reducing the numbers of care leavers forced to drop out.

For more information, please visit www.propel.org.uk