“This pilot will be the first step towards achieving a better outcome for all young people with a State care experience in WA. It’s a step in the right direction, but now the work really begins,” said Anglicare WA CEO Mark Glasson.
“The involvement of young people with a State care experience was critical to the pilot design. They have the lived experience and know best what the young people taking part in the trial will need.
“Very few young people in WA are expected to move out of their family home on the day they turn 18, and we are a step closer to young people living in State Care being extended that same support, which many others take for granted.
“We believe the Home Stretch trial will comprehensively demonstrate the benefit to both the participants, and the broader community of increasing the leaving care age to 21.”
Media contact: Emma-Jane Morcombe, Anglicare WA Media and PR Coordinator,