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Welcome to
The Care Leaders Fellowship

A 12-month leadership programme for lived and professional experience leaders to tackle social issues for care experienced individuals.
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12 Month
Leadership Programme

Our aim is to build a supportive community of leaders with lived and professional experiences.


Through our comprehensive 12-month programme, we equip these dedicated individuals with the skills they need, through nurturing their empathy and igniting their entrepreneurial spirit.


Together, we develop solutions to social issues impacting care experienced individuals.

Our Mission

To support 100 lived and professional experienced people to develop ideas, projects or businesses that solve social issues for care experienced people by 2025.

Your idea has the power to become a thriving project or business. 

The Care Leaders Fellowship is here to make that transformation happen.

Our Offer

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A community of
Lived Experience and Professional Leaders

We provide a community of lived and professional experienced leaders to come together, learn about leadership and solve social issues.


12 Module Learning Programme

Our 12 module learning programme gives fellows the skills to be entrepreneurial  and empathic leaders.


3 Leadership Retreats

We bring fellows together to engage in 3 leadership retreats designed to intensively challenge, support and develop them as leaders.



This exclusive one-on-one coaching experience connects you with seasoned entrepreneurs, accomplished leaders, and industry experts who are eager to share their knowledge and insights.


Marketing Incubator

Our digital marketing incubator helps you develop digital engagement skills, essential to working with young people. You will have access to our digital marketing specialist who will work with you to support the development of your digital marketing.


Fundraising Support

Through our extensive network and partnerships, we'll facilitate opportunities for you to engage directly with potential donors, grant-making organisations, and impact investors.

The Fellowship Team

Support through coaching, training and workshop facilitation.

Director of Strategy, The Care Leaders
Luke Rodgers, BEM

As a Lived Experience Leader, Luke has a passion for and expertise in creating projects that benefit the lives of care-experienced people, ensuring their experience is at the heart of all projects and training facilitated by The Care Leaders. As founder of The Care Leaders, Luke has led work in the USA, Europe, and nationally in the UK, working with leading organisations in the children’s sector.

Luke’s commitment to improving outcomes for young people and families was recognised through the award of the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


Fellowship Alumni Testimonies

Carl Moreton

Carl Moreton

My Future Self Matters

The fellowship has played a vital role in the development of My Future Self Matters, particularly in enhancing the organisation's business operations and ensuring a strong focus on safeguarding.


Katie Smaldon & Rachael Grimshire

Avocados Advocacy

Being part of the fellowship has provided opportunities to connect with like-minded peers, fostering idea-sharing, mutual support, and expanding networks of support for Avocado Advocacy and its community.


Jerome Harvey-Agyei

Topé Project

The fellowship provided me with the opportunity to properly implement my business idea, establish a solid structure, and develop a strategic approach. It equipped me with the necessary skills and knowledge to strike a balance between structure and compassion within my organisation.


Mary-Anne Hodd

Vital Voice

The fellowship has played a pivotal role in the success of Vital Voice. From the initial ideas phase to the business launch, the support provided by the fellowship has been invaluable.

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Who can apply?

The Care Leaders Fellowship is for individuals who have lived and professional experience of children's social care, who have an idea that will solve social issues for care experienced people, and are working directly with care experienced people within a local authority.



Defined as people who have lived experience of children's social care.



Defined as people who have professional experiences of children's social care.



To apply you have to have an idea for an event, project or other - that's aim is to solve social issues for care experienced people.



You will be working directly with care experienced people in a local authority setting.

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Apply Now

Pursue your passion with purpose.

Click below and start your journey to solve social issues for care experienced people.

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