The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care experienced people that gives a voice to the diverse experiences that make up the care population. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. Join our new host, care leaver Benita, for a series of diverse discussions with care experienced guests.
In the 4th episode of series 4, Luke talks to IMO about the experience he has gained from pushing himself to try every opportunity that comes his way, this includes joining the Children’s Commissioner’s Care Experienced Advisory Board and a placement at Durham County Council. His drive to try new things helped him come up with the idea of creating supply packs for children entering care and to pitch for and obtain funding from Durham County Council. Luke’s story speaks to the importance of seizing opportunities and being ambitious as a care experience young person.
Nobody knows yourself better than you so if you have a passion for something if you believe you can do it nobody should stop youLuke – care leaver
Don’t let it (being in care) stop you…everybody growing up has something going onLuke – care leaver