Havering’s drop-in service for young people, The Cocoon celebrates first birthday

PUBLISHED: 15:00 31 October 2018

The Cocoon, in Romford, celebrated its first birthday. Picture: Havering Council

The Cocoon, in Romford, celebrated its first birthday. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

The borough’s drop-in service for young people in care has celebrated its first anniversary.

The Cocoon, which provides a space where young people leaving care or who have experienced care, can get help and support, held a day packed with activities including a talent show, games and music to mark the occasion.

The council-funded space was developed in partnership with young people who helped to design the layout and named the space.

Cabinet member for children and learning, Councillor Robert Benham, said: “The Cocoon has a real pride of place in the borough as it provides a unique space for young people who are in care or leaving care to access a range of support services and advice.

“The council tasked itself with improving the lives of care leavers and a year on we can see that The Cocoon has brought about a real sense of community for young people.

“We can see many of our ambitions realised as we work towards becoming a regional centre of excellence for care leaving services.”

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