Here are more examples of what young people and staff have said about support for care leavers at The Sanctuary Project: 

I want to say thank you for everything you have done for me. Without you I couldn’t have done it, you have been there for me when no one else took the time. And even though you have your own problems and everyone else’s, you somehow put on a smile. And that is why I look up to you. If I had a mum and dad like you, in a way I would be blessed because you’re the most caring people I’ve met’.
— Young person
A number of young people have told me that this has been a place during their time in care that has been positive, a place that has made a difference. Essentially, they felt the right amount of support was there for them, on the right level and at the right time. Young people have commented that Mark and Debbie’s approach is unique in that they see the young person as an individual and champion their positive skills and abilities and help them deal with their difficulties so they can become more independent adults.
— Staff
Just to say thank you for all the things you do for me. It has been a real pleasure for me to live with you. I remember when I come to your home, I didn’t know anything but you teaching me a lot and you take care of me like mum and dad.
— Young person
You really are an amazing, supportive place for our young people. You and Mark are absolutely wonderful people. I have always been certain that any young person placed with you would be really genuinely nurtured and supported and have a place where they can grow and feel safe.
— Staff
Just a big thank you for everything you do for us everyday!
— Young person
Thanks for all the excellent work that you are doing with X, and congratulate her on my behalf on her excellent progress at college!
— Staff
Thank you for everything and for welcoming me into your home. I hope we see a lot of each other.
— Young person

If you have previously had support from The Sanctuary Project and would like to share your feedback with us, please get in touch.