We are delighted to report that Laura, one of our Young People’s Champions and previous Care in Mind service user, was recently nominated for an award at the Greater Manchester Care Leaver Awards 2019. The Awards were held at the Royal Northern College of Music on 23rd October.

YP Champion Laura and the Care in Mind team at the Care Leaver Awards

Laura’s leaving care worker, Sarah, nominated her in the “All Round Inspirational Person” award category. The nomination was in recognition of how far she has come since first being admitted into services at age 14, and all the incredible work she does now supporting other young people going through similar experiences.

In her role as Young Person’s Champion at Care in Mind, Laura is integral in supporting our Service User involvement work, which includes:

  • Developing and delivering training to new staff; including an introduction to Service User Involvement and the young person perspective on our model of care (TRUSST training)
  • Supporting our interview process for new support workers, ensuring young people are represented
  • Interview training for young people in our services
  • Supporting involvement initiatives across the organisation, for example the 2019 Care in Mind Prom

We are delighted that Laura was nominated for this award  and that her achievements (personal and work-related) have been recognised . We are so appreciative of all she does to support involvement across the organisation – the nomination couldn’t be more deserved!

Congratulations Laura from all of us at Care in Mind!!


Further information about the GM Care Leaver Awards can be found here.