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Talking Change

Jun 5, 2019

This episode is part II of our focus on the unique challenges faced by vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds as they navigate the often tricky transition to adulthood. 

This was recorded live from an event in Parliament where 13 organisations came together to launch a new report, Transitions into AdulthoodYou’ll hear from...


May 4, 2019

In this episode, we’re talking about that awkward age between childhood and adulthood. For vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds this can be especially awkward, as support they receive from services will often drop away once they turn 18.

The issues that 16 and 17 year olds face – such as mental ill health, poverty and...


Apr 5, 2019

In this month's episode of Talking Change, we explore what financial crisis looks like for families and young people. 

For families in crisis, emergency funding from councils allows them to buy food, pay utility bills and keep their children safe. This support provides a vital safety net when the worst happens. But in...


Mar 4, 2019

For the last couple of years, The Children’s Society has been running a highly successful local campaign asking councils to make young people who have left care exempt from paying council tax up to the age of 25. 

The campaign represents a fantastic example of how widespread, tangible change can be achieved by going...


Feb 4, 2019

For young people struggling with their mental health, getting help can be hard. Long waiting times, strict criteria for access, and real uncertainty once you turn 18 are just some of the obstacles you can face in a system seriously failing to meet the level of need.

The Government has recently unveiled a bold and...