What We Do

 

We provide support and opportunities to Barnet’s looked after children and young care leavers with services to improve their mental health and wellbeing, reduce their social isolation, help develop new skills and provide pathways to finding fulfilling and sustainable jobs.

 

Live Unlimited is there on the journey with care experienced children and care leavers in Barnet, helping them to gain life skills, build relationships and networks, reducing isolation and providing them with the best opportunities possible.

REEL LIVES FILM PROJECT

Reel Lives is an exciting new project aimed at giving Barnet care experienced young people and is an opportunity to express themselves creatively, learn new skills and meet other people.

The film project, which runs from running from Monday 8th August to Thursday 11th, 11am -4pm and Friday 12th August, 11am -3pm, will provide 15-25 year olds a chance to step out of their comfort zone, learn new skills and be both the author and narrator of their own stories.

Through the project, which is kindly funded by Barnet Council’s Community Innovation Fund, young people will get a chance to create a series of short films, where their voices will be heard and not judged.

Make this the Year you Do It!

Whether you want to run it, walk it, swim it, cycle it or slide over it, we have a challenge event for you! There couldn’t be a better or more fun way to get fit while raising essential funds for vulnerable children at the same time.

Take a place as a personal project this year, or go with friends, family or colleagues as a team. Places on the virtual London Marathon can even be done as a team in relay. As long as the marathon is completed outside on October 2 in 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds you can involve as many participants in one place as you like, whether they’re walking, running or dancing it. Contact hello@liveunlimited.org.uk  to secure your spot

  • 4 x places on the 5k Tough Mudder in Finsbury Park on April 3. A fun obstacle course made hilarious by the fact it’s in mud, glorious mud.
  • 5 x places on the Ride London-Essex 100 on May 29. A 100 mile cycle out to Essex and back, with the spectacular Tower Bridge as the finishing line!
  • 4 x places on the Thames Bridges Trek on September 10. A 25k walk past historic landmarks with unrivalled views, on September 10,
  • 3 x places on the virtual London Marathon on October 2. Run, walk or dance any route. As long as it’s 26.2 miles and outside, and completed in 23hrs 59mins and 59 seconds you’ll get a coveted London marathon medal and T-shirt. Go as a team and do it relay?
  • 6 x Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 9. A 13 mile run past some of the capital’s iconic landmarks and through beautiful parks in Autumn.

We will also have places on the ½ mile and 1 mile event on the Swim Serpentine (in September date tbc) when they become available.

Make this the Year you Do It!

Aspire Higher: A careers networking scheme for 16-25 year olds, providing young people with opportunities to connect with industry leaders as well as careers coaching with support looking for entry level jobs, apprenticeships and work experience.

Driving Ahead: A package of 46 hours driving lessons and practical driving test for 17+ year olds. Learning to drive can be a game changer for care leavers, but with the average cost of learning to drive coming in at £1,384 it’s no wonder this life skill is out of reach for most care experienced people. We’ve already helped five people to gain their driving licences and improve their job prospects and have seven more learner drivers taking part.

Outdoor Club: An outdoors activity scheme for 10-17 year olds aimed at getting children outside in the fresh air, connecting with nature, making new friends and learning skills delivered by charity GROW. We want to help them be children again, get muddy, build a shelter, climb a tree, make a fire, feed chickens and most importantly have some FUN!