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

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.

Our Vision

Live Unlimited’s VISION is that all care experienced children and young people are able to achieve their potential and lead happy, fulfilled lives.

Our Aim

Our AIM for Live Unlimited is that we are there on the journey with care experienced children and young people in Barnet, helping them gain life skills, building relationships and networks, reducing isolation and providing them with the best opportunities possible.

Our Values

Throughout all of our work we operate with the values of:

  • COLLABORATION – We listen carefully to one another, and to looked after children and care leavers, working collaboratively to ensure their voices are represented in everything we do
  • INCLUSION – We embrace diversity, recognising every individual as their own unique person with different hopes and dreams
  • ENCOURAGEMENT – We encourage one another and looked after children and care leavers to embrace and enjoy new opportunities, providing support along the way
  • INSPIRATION – We aim to spark enthusiasm in Barnet’s looked after children and care leavers and each other, developing schemes that are a spring board on to new endeavours
  • PARTNERSHIP – we are stronger and can do more when we work together with others

 

Over the next 3 years, we want to focus on expanding our operations and becoming more sustainable, so that we are meeting as many of the needs of Barnet’s care leavers and children in care as we can, gaining a reputation for being useful and delivering real outcomes and tangible benefits for these young people.