Leaving care

Our objectives
  • To provide a high quality leaving care service in accordance with local and national policy and guidance.
  • Build the necessary strategies, structures, policies, processes and information systems required to achieve this.
  • Establish a service ethos to support, encourage and develop strong multi-agency working relationships.
  • Set clear and achievable short, medium and long-term service objectives.
  • Improve the delivery of independent living skills and planning.
  • Improve how we consult and communicate with care leavers.
The Leaving Care Team

Team Manager

Anne Marie Gillespie

Anne Marie Gillespie

Business Support Officer

Hannah Dyke

Hannah Dyke

Social Workers

Claire Smith

Claire Smith

Victoria Reid

Victoria Reid

Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke

Jodie Bailey

Jodie Bailey

Laura Watson

Laura Watson

  • Katie Pritchard

Personal Advisers

Helen Broad

Helen Broad

Dave Gibbins

Dave Gibbins

Elaine Baxter

Elaine Baxter


Helena Kandzialka

Helena Kandzialka

Patricia Hearn - Young Person's Advisor

Patricia Hearn

Brenda Mooney - ETE Personal Advisor

Brenda Mooney – ETE Personal Advisor

  • Louise Evans
Who we work with

The Leaving Care Team provides leaving care services to young people deemed to be:

  • Eligible
  • Relevant
  • Former Relevant
  • Qualifying Care Leavers

We hold monthly Drop Ins

Care leaver drop-ins 2018

Work Zone drop-ins

Wyvern House, Winsford

  • Tuesday 25 September
  • Tuesday 30 October
  • Tuesday 20 November
  • Tuesday 11 December

Ellesmere Port Library

  • Wednesday 26 September
  • Wednesday 31 October
  • Wednesday 21 November
  • Wednesday 12 December

Blue Coat Building, Chester

Please note there will be two drop-ins in Chester during November as there is no venue availability in October.

  • Thursday 27 September
  • Thursday 1 November
  • Thursday 22 November
  • Thursday 13 December