General Election 2019: Who cares about young people leaving care?
Written by The Newsroom on November 30, 2019
A 26-year-old man has set up an organisation to support young people leaving care after his own struggles with it.
Bernardo Pezo, from Stoke-on-Trent, was getting arrested on a weekly basis by the time he turned 18 – squarely blaming it on a lack of support and guidance.
He managed to turn his life around and founded 4UProgress, which has already helped dozens of young people.
Bernardo would like to see a new government make radical changes to the care system.
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