Live Unlimited was set up by Barnet Council in February 2018 to provide support for looked after children and care leavers beyond what the council is able to offer as part of its legal duties and responsibilities. This is in the form of access to enrichment activities and opportunities that children would usually receive from their parents. The charity operates independently, but with the support of Barnet Council. Its board of trustees comprises of five independent trustees and three Barnet council employees.
Sue Cocker: Project Manager
Sue joined Live Unlimited at its launch in February 2018 and has enjoyed seeing it develop and grow. Prior to her role with Live Unlimited she worked for a number of years in public relations as a Media Manager for Barnet Council as well as various editorial roles within magazines including Features Editor of Best and Deputy Editor of Prima Baby. She previously chaired a parent-led after school club and loves taking her dog on long family walks in the countryside.
Suzy Barber: Project Support Officer
Suzy had a 25-year career in journalism before switching to the voluntary sector in 2016. She specialises in fundraising and comms and worked at Mind in Haringey and Age UK Camden before joining Live Unlimited in January 2020. Suzy volunteers for the children’s education movement Woodcraft Folk and mentors a young carer as part of Islington council’s Grandmentors scheme.
We have three main themes:
- To encourage looked after children and care leavers to follow their passions and explore their interests
- Help equip looked after children and care leavers with the life skills they need to fulfil their potential
- Inspiring all looked after children and care leavers to succeed
What's our vision?
To provide looked after children and care leavers with the opportunities, support and inspiration to fulfil their potential and follow their dreams.
What are our values?
Providing, Guidance, Encouragement, Inspiration, Enjoyment, Support and Choice to Barnet’s care leavers and looked after young people.
What do we want to achieve?
Live Unlimited is here to help and support our children in care and young care leavers so that they can take control of their lives and unleash their potential. Each one has dreams, hopes and unique abilities. We want to help them move towards becoming the person they want to be.