Working with young people who are looked after, Valicity Care Services, knows the value and importance of education. Therefore when ‘lockdown’ began because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the team thought immediately of the vulnerable young people who won’t have access to laptops or safe places to do the work set by school. While schools remain open for the children and young people most at risk, there is a group of young people who through poverty will struggle to keep up with school work. The team heard about a scheme to provide a laptop or tablet along with a dongle to young people in need, through My Foster Family, in partnership with Bradford Foundation Trust, Bradford4Better and St Stephen’s CE VA Primary School. Through the scheme Valicity Care Services have donated five brand new laptops and wireless dongles to vulnerable young people to support their distance learning during the lockdown.
Clayton Bryce, Founder of Valicity Care Services, said:
“At Valicity Care Services making sure that people receive the opportunity we all deserve in life, no matter their starting place, is at the heart of what we do. That is why we are delighted to be able to support five young people and their families to continue their education while schools are closed.”