It's Time For Change NSW

#itsyourturnNSW #makeit21

NSW young people in out-of-home care are at risk of homelessness at their 18th birthday. Many are trying to complete their education at the same time and find it difficult to juggle the realities of having to leave their current placements or residential homes whilst focussing on finishing their studies. NSW young people remain the only cohort of young people in the country that do not have adequate support to 21 as other states and territories now have. CREATE Foundation urges the Perrottet Government to listen to, and try to understand the issues that young care leavers face, and support young people till they reach the age of 21, regardless of if they are in foster, kinship or residential care. 

Get Involved

We need your help! We are launching a campaign using the hashtag #itsyourturnNSW #makeit21 to help young people transitioning from care to adulthood have their voices heard. The aim is to get the NSW government on board to raise the age of support to 21. The more people that share and post about this the more powerful the message. Young people in care deserve better and our job as a community is to support them.

  • Follow us on our social media channels and join the conversation. Help us share the message. It’s time for a change. #itsyourturnNSW #makeit21
  • Share a video message with us online or to marketing@create.org.au – we want to hear your views and promote them to key decision-makers.
  • Use our social media posts and share them to your social feeds using #itsyourturnNSW #makeit21 @CREATEfnd

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CREATE's Research

Home Stretch Campaign

AIFS Research

Sign the pledge to #makeit21

Add your voice to thousands of other Australians calling for governments to ensure young people transitioning from care are given the same opportunities as other young people in the community. Sign the Home Stretch petition!

In November of 2019, CREATE held the Voices in Action: Nothing About Us Without Us Conference. The conference focused on three key priorities for change that were identified through consultations with children and young people in the development of CREATE’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. Transitioning from care was one of these priorities, and through the topic’s presentations, panels and workshops we saw young people, carers and sector professionals come together to call for extending support until 21. These photos and videos show their calls to #makeit21.