01 Mar 2019

New App launched for Care Leavers in Gateshead

New App launched for Care Leavers in Gateshead

Gateshead Council have become the latest local authority to launch a dedicated App for their care leavers.

Gateshead Has Your Back - which is now available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play - is full of information and advice for care leavers across a range of subjects including Finance and Money, Accommodation and Employment, and has helped Gateshead publish their local offer to care leavers, through technology already being used by young people in their day-to-day lives.

There are also listings of events, activities, organisations, support groups and even real-time regional apprenticeship vacancies, direct from the National Apprenticeship Service.

Content in the App is available in fourteen different languages including Vietnamese, Pashto, Kurdish and Swahili.

Simon Newing, MD at focusgov, says: "The team at Gateshead have been great to work with and we look forward to the App being a key part of the support offered to care leavers as they move to independent living."

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