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North East universities collaborate to improve support for care-experienced people

The five universities across the North East have become the first regional Higher Education partnership to collaboratively sign up to the Care Leaver Covenant.

The Care Leaver Covenant is a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently. It aims to create meaningful opportunities in five key areas including education and employment and supports care leavers to access those opportunities.

The five universities – Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside – who together form the North East Raising Aspiration Partnership (NERAP) – have committed to offering support that is consistent at each institution, so all care-experienced students get the same access to support throughout their higher education journey. The Regional Care Leaver Covenant core offer provides support for students at both and pre-entry and post-entry level and includes areas such as finance, accommodation, wellbeing and employment.

See the full press release on the NERAP Website.

Want to find out more about the support available for care experienced students in the region? Book a place on our CPD session taking place on 31st January 2023.