11 August 2022
Care experienced young people across Greater Manchester will soon have access to a new App that will provide help and guidance as they start living independent lives.
The project, commissioned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, is following similar work undertaken by other local authorities across the UK. Care leavers will be able to find information and advice across a wide range of subjects, on their devices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally the App will promote local events and activities across the region, helping reduce the social isolation that care leavers often say is a day-to-day challenge.
The App will also include a directory of local services that provide additional help and support for young people and a feed of regional apprenticeship opportunities, helping get young people into training and work.
Content within the App will be available in multiple languages.
Young people and team members from the leaving care team at GMCA have already been involved in co-producing the App with an initial workshop held earlier this month looking at the name and design of the new digital service. Work on the App started earlier this month and it is expected to be launched during National Care Leavers Week in late October 2022.