Heres some information about some of the members of SCLU:
"My name is Taïna and I am 19 year old. I previously studied law at Sheffield College and am going to Bristol University in September 2018. I am one of the initial members of the group and I have been active since 2016. I decided to join the group because I wanted to give care leavers a voice, raising our issues to decisions makers and influencing decisions to improve our circumstances. Additionally, I hope that my contributions to the group will provide a more structured system for the future care leavers, and that we can hopefully be role models for them"
Hi, my name is Khalil and I’m part of the Sheffield Care Leavers Union since the start. I was also a member of the Children in Care Council and I’m the representative for care leavers in the Sheffield Youth Cabinet.
I want to be a politician in the future and want to make sure Social Care Services are of a good standard and that care leavers have their rights and are not discriminated against. I also want to make sure health services and transition support services are accessible and run smoothly, especially for people with disabilities.
I play cricket for Yorkshire and England.""
My name is Joe and I’m part of SCLU because of what’s been happening to me in my life. My hobby is music and I like mixing. I’m good at manual work and fixing things. I really want to be a politician because they get a tonne of money and I want to bring back manufacturing jobs and industry. I think there are things that need to be changed in the council and there needs to be more funding for services the council provide…this isn’t just for care leavers, this should be for everyone."
My name is Tanya and I work for the Children’s Involvement Team, as a Children’s Involvement Officer. The main part of my job is to run SCLU and I’m hoping over the next few months we can recruit some new members so that we can make sure that care leaver voices from across the city are heard and can influence change.
Below are some videos that SCLU members have made about why they have joined SCLU and what they like about it!Back to About Sheffield Care Leavers' Union