"When I finally left care it wasn't so great. I struggled. Learning how to pay bills, rent and shopping and just being alone. We need to extend care to 21 because you wouldn't do to it to your own kids, if you had your own, you'd still have them at home and keep them safe." Learn More
I grew up in over eight different foster homes and many more residential care placements throughout my childhood. Before my 18th birthday, I was evicted from state care and became homeless. Learn More
You go through so much in care that to be left on your own while you're still trying to get your head around that and the rest of your adult choices, it's so much to take on board that you are just going to crash and burn. Learn More
Dylan Langley, state care-leaver
Kym knows this well and has converted his dining room into an extra bedroom so he can take back a former foster child.
“He’d ended up homeless and destitute.” Learn More
Foster carer Kym Phillips
"When you turn 18, among foster kids it's called D day, pretty much you are stepping intp oblivion, it's a horrible, awful, terrifying day for most kids. That was my real scare into reality that the world is harsh and doesn't have any mercy, no matter how old you are or how much stuff you've gone through" Learn More