Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Support external to ARU

As well as the support available at ARU, there is also support available through various charities set up specifically for Care Leavers and Care Experienced people.

  • Become – the charity for children in care and young Care Leavers.
  • The Rees Foundation – a charity whose aim is to help Care Experienced people thrive by offering them support throughout their whole life.
  • The Care Leavers Foundation – an organisation that offers support, encouragement, and financial assistance to Care Leavers.
  • The Capstone Care Leavers Trust – awards grants to people aged 17-25 years who have been in Local Authority Care in England or Wales and are in need. They also offer advice and guidance.
  • Family Action Listening Works Service – a national out of hours phone, web and text support service for care experienced young adults aged 18-30. Listening Works is open 7 days a week from 6pm to midnight, staffed by trained volunteers with paid and experienced supervisors on the line with them.