John Lewis Partnership launches national effort to help care-experienced people into work

The John Lewis Partnership is today announcing a new plan to support young people leaving the care system – a community too often overlooked by employers – to find meaningful jobs.

This forms part of the Partnership’s long term ambition to become the employer of choice for young people who are care experienced, and is even more important in a cost of living crisis and with so many businesses facing recruitment challenges.

There are over 108,000 children in care across the UK today – in local authority care or foster homes1 and tens of thousands more have spent some time in care1. Many are often moved between accommodation at late notice, and it’s not uncommon for these young people to move 20 or 30 times before they’re 18.

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