AHEAD of a national campaign celebrating care leavers, a community café in the heart of Newton Abbot hosted a creative craft session for those with experince in care.

No Limits Community Cafe and Hub closed its door just that little bit earlier one day last week, as the popular pitstop welcomed Alice and Becky from the Rees Foundation, a charity that offers help and advice to care experienced individuals.

The charity also run a number of projects, such as live art events; the pottery session at No Limits being an exmaple of such a project.

Funded by the Rees Foundation, the driving force behind the session was No Limits’ very own Sophy Creed, who is, among many other things, an ambassador for the charity, which was founded by Jan Rees OBE in 2013.

‘It’s almost 30 years since I was taken into care’ Sophy said.

‘I had a very long experience in care, 18 years.

‘It is really lovely to be able to support and work with these young people’ she added.

Though the event was not just for young people: care expericned persons of all ages were in attendance, ranging from ages 16 to 50.

No Limits Community Cafe & Hub is a Rees affliated café, which means those with care experience can get a free drink daily.

The art session at No Limits was organised in the build up to the Become charity’s National Care Leavers’ Week 2023, which takes place from October 25 to November 1.

The charity are calling on the public, professionals, carers, decision-makers, and the media to CARE: C - celebrate care leavers; A - Amplify their voices; R - raise awareness of challenges and E - encourage change in policy and practice