Tell our leaders to keep the door open to 21
Each year, 1200 young people in New South Wales state care have their funding and support cut off. For most … No case manager. No family. Nothing.
Picture this, it’s your 18th birthday. You’re probably excited, you may have a party planned. You can now legally vote, you can buy alcohol, you can get your license. Your 18th birthday is an exciting time for many young Victorians, but for many young people living in state care it’s a time of uncertainty.
Each year, 1200 young people in New South Wales are put at serious risk of becoming homeless on their 18th birthday. Instead of a car and a party – they are faced with a terrifying and uncertain future.
Will you send an email to New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Leader of the Opposition Mr Michael Daley asking them to commit to extend foster care to 21?
In an age when most young Australians are living at home well into their 20s – the New South Wales government is cutting all support for vulnerable teenagers on their first official day of adulthood.
Within a year more than half will be homeless, unemployed, in jail or have become a new parent – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Write to Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Leader of the Opposition Mr Michael Daley to convince them to make the commitment to extend foster care to 21 before the March 23rd state election.