Unite Foundation

Donate now to welcome our new scholars!

We need your help to welcome our scholars to their new homes.

The aim of the Unite Foundation is to provide a safe and secure home for care leavers and estranged young people but this year we want to go a step further and provide a Welcome Home Pack containing a bedding pack, bath towel and basic kitchen equipment to get our new scholars started in their new homes.

We need to raise the money to do this and we can’t do that without your donations.

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A new report concerning care-experienced students in further and higher education in Scotland has been published through CELCIS, on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council.

The research is the work of the University of Strathclyde and the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford, and focuses on the barriers and enablers encountered by care-experienced students throughout their FE and HE studies, from application to graduation. It is the largest study of its kind to be undertaken in the UK, with over 400 participants contributing through an online survey.

The findings of the report will contribute to the development of new recommendations for processes and standards within the sector to improve the experiences of this group. The emphasis will be on working with organisations to further understand and support the emotional, practical and financial needs of care-experienced students in Scotland.

Read the report here...

What does support through university really mean to a care leaver or estranged student?

Jemima is a third year student at Sheffield Hallam University – here’s her personal take on what difference our scholarship has made…

Jemima's Video

Impact Report 2019

 

Our annual report shares the stories of our scholarship students, identifies new areas of activity and explores how the Foundation can positively influence care leaver and estranged student experience in Higher Education.

Read here

Foundation Fundraising – Challenge Yourself!

Would you like to support the Foundation by taking on a sporting challenge for us?

Go on, you know you want to!

Commissioned Research…

We are commissioning innovative research to help HE and relevant partners reach, understand and provide impactful support to care-experienced and estranged young people. We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background.

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