We enable looked after children and young care leavers in the borough of Barnet to unleash their individual talents and passions by providing access to hobbies, training and learning opportunities, sports and leisure activities.
We want every care experienced young person in the borough to feel they can pursue interests outside of school, college or work just as their peers do, helping them to acquire new skills, feel more self-confident, improve their health and wellbeing and meet new people.
We also offer Driving Ahead, a package of 30 driving lessons and driving test for young care leavers up to the age of 25, provided in partnership with the AA.
We believe that all children who spend time in our care have equal chances to lead happy and fulfilling lives. “At the heart of everything we do is a vision that every looked after child and young care leaver should have the same chances in life as a child living with their birth family,” John Hooton, Live Unlimited Chair.
At present we are dealing with a huge volume of requests for our service, and are running at a slower capacity. We have also had to suspend our Driving Ahead scheme. We responded quickly to the needs of vulnerable and isolated care leavers in the borough when the pandemic broke out, by launching our Give A Dongle campaign to provide WiFi loaded dongles for those self-isolating entirely alone and without access to the internet. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our campaign. You can still make a donation here:
"I needed a good laptop with a high processor, that I could take into Uni for group projects. Without Live Unlimited buying that for me I wouldn’t have been able to do that and finish uni,”
Lauren, pictured below far left