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Sam Womack

Sam Womack

Name: Sam Womack
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Campaign: To help prepare care leavers for living independently

 

When I was 14 I went to live in a children’s home for four years.

 

I struggled with finance when I first moved in to my own place; I didn’t know how to manage my money at first and I was sometimes a bit daft with it. I gambled with it and I was a bit silly.

 

I was gambling about every other week. I was using arcade machines –  slot machines and things like that.

 

I realised I had bills to pay and that was more important, so I made the decision to stop.

 

Now I have got to grips with living independently. Everything has fallen into place and it’s all going great.

 

I’m part of a group of young people from across the county of Lancashire who are all care leavers.

 

With Fixers we have created a booklet to help young people who are preparing to leave the care system.

 

We know first-hand how difficult the change can be and we want to use our experiences to make it a smoother transition for others.

 

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix:

 

Bradley Wilson

Lauren Glover

Callum Griffin

Kristal Seed

Angelica Briggs 

Chelsea Quarrie 

Jamie Higginson 

Kayleigh Harrison 

Lauren Glover

Sophie Barry

Kirsty Clarke, from The Children's Society, supported this Fix.

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