What is the Believe project?

The Believe project offers life-changing opportunities for care leavers aged 18 – 25 who are based in Swansea.

The project is supported by Practice Solutions and Barnardo’s Cymruand co-produced with a team of young care leavers living in Swansea.

Applications for this project are now closed. We will update on the next steps for the project soon. You can find out more about the benefits the project offers below.

The opportunities were chosen by our young care leaver team, and are designed to open doors for positive change. They will:

  • Promote the importance of individuals taking the lead in making decisions about their life
  • Provide individuals with some insight into their potential
  • Open the door to a brighter future
  • Celebrate individuals, their potential and personal achievements


A West Wales holiday for two

We know how important it is for you to get the chance to holiday, and with some of the best beaches in the world right here in Wales, this could be the opportunity you are looking for. This opportunity will allow you (and a guest of your choice?) to get away from it all with a visit to stunning West Wales, courtesy of West Wales Holiday Cottages.  You and your guest can relax and unwind in one of their luxury properties.

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Bills and budgeting advice

Getting to grips with your finances and budgets can be a minefield. We have you covered, with free access to finance experts Mazuma to support you through the cost-of-living crisis we are facing. These sessions will be tailored to what you want to talk about, so if you are struggling and think this support would make a big difference, please apply. We know keeping in touch is vital but costly, so you’ll also receive a new phone and data package to ensure you stay in touch not only with Mazuma, but also the people who are important to you.

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A new high-spec laptop

We know the difference having the right laptop makes. With this opportunity, thanks to Stable IT, you will get a brand new high spec laptop (1TB SSD Laptop Core i9 with Windows 11). Whether for work or play, this is about what you need and what makes a positive difference to you and your life. Alongside this Stable will offer a package of training and support advice ranging from technical build advice to C.V. building or LinkedIn training. 

Free home broadband for a year

Upgrade your home Wi-Fi and get a broadband package that better suits your needs. University of Wales Trinity St David are providing two  x 120GB per month home data packages, to get you online for work or play for the next 12 months. This package will include WiFi access at home and when out and about.

A free new phone and data package

If your tired old handset is driving you mad, this amazing opportunity could help get you reconnected. Having a quality working phone is essential to our social and working lives and that’s why we have teamed up with Vodafone UK and their Digital Parenting Magazine who are providing brand new smartphones.

A room makeover

Get the chance to make over and refurbish a room in your house (up to £750). Create a space that can help you relax and unwind, or focus and study. Whatever you need we will help create the right space. Thanks to Practice Solutions for this opportunity.

Swansea Care Leavers project with Barnardo's Cymru and Practice Solutions

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