Welcome to The Real Toolkit. A collection of guides for people with care experience and the people that support them.
Real stands for relationships, empathy and love which is both our vision for people with care experience as well as the guiding principles throughout this resource.
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The Real Toolkit is a collection of guides for people in care and the workforce that support them. Real stands for Relationships, Empathy and Love which is both our vision for people with care experience as well as the guiding principles throughout this resource. While the focus is on the transition out of care and the time that comes after that, this resource can be used by anyone at any time.
The Real Toolkit is for people in care, or in the process of leaving care. The Real Toolkit is also for members of the workforce – anyone that works with people mentioned above. This includes (but isn’t limited to) social workers, through care workers, housing officers, teachers, foster carers and many more. People with care experience will find some advice on how to navigate the transition and the support available to them. Whether you are a person with care experience or work with people with care experience regularly, or just once in awhile, whether you are their main source of support or just one of many supporting them – in this resource you will find advice on how to be and do the best for people with care experience.
How great that you want to join the advisory group. The Real Advisory Group has led the development of The Real Toolkit. We are a group of young people and members of the workforce. The meetings are facilitated by Staf. We are not currently recruiting more members, but if you would like to contribute to the real toolkit, you can register your interest here.
The Real Toolkit is always evolving and growing, so your feedback and contribution is very welcome. If there is information you would like to add or a question that isn’t answered in the guides, feel free to send us an email. Are you an expert on a topic and would like to see your guide on the toolkit? You can also send us your idea per email.