Skills4Life Platform

Exciting News ‼️

🔜 The Skills4Life platform has gone online!
We´re currently working on the finishing touches, but soon you will be able to visit and enjoy the incredible learning platform 🥳

New Year – New Beginnings

Dear readers,
the Skills4Life-Team wishes you a Happy New Year!

The start of a new year is always exciting. It is celebrated and feared at the same time. Because new beginnings are not always easy. They bring new challenges and uncertainties, but they also bring new opportunities and chances. This is exactly how care leavers feel before their transition into adult life. On the one hand, there are many reasons for hope and joy, and on the other hand, the new brings fear and worry. This is exactly where we as the Skills4Life team want to help. We want to show young adults the positive aspects of a new beginning and help them through their transition. #skills4life #newbeginnings #erasmusplus

Care Leaver at Christmas Time

Christmas can be a lonely time for young people who have just left foster care. Perhaps they have not yet found a new connection or built up a social network. That’s why charity is particularly important at this time of year. There are many organisations that want to help care leavers in particular over the Christmas period. Here are some tips of how you can help:

  1. Offer opportunities that bring young people together without forcing or patronizing them
  2. Give practical gifts that can be used in the long term and join forces with others to do so
  3. Approach them and ask what they want and what they need
  4. Don’t force Christmas on anyone, not everyone celebrates Christmas
  5. Also offer your support after Christmas

Find out more:

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a lifeline for young care leavers. Equipping them with the knowledge and skills to manage money is not just about budgets and bills; it’s about empowerment and independence. Understanding finances enables these resilient individuals to make informed decisions, avoid debt traps, and plan for a brighter future. Skills4Life supports financial education for care leavers, giving them the tools they need to navigate the financial challenges of adulthood with confidence. Empowering them with financial literacy is a step towards breaking cycles of disadvantage and fostering self-sufficiency.

Self-awareness and feelings

Being self-aware is essential to transitioning to a life where you stand on your own two feet. That’s why Skills4Life is committed to teaching young care leavers how to better perceive their own emotional world and that of others. They will also receive information on how to help themselves and others in difficult situations.

Strengths and Weaknesses

As a young person, you are in the early stages of getting to know yourself better. Understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses is the compass that guides personal growth. It’s a journey of self-awareness that paves the way for self-improvement. Recognizing strengths helps us harness our talents, while acknowledging weaknesses enables us to address them head-on. This self-knowledge fosters resilience and adaptability, allowing us to thrive in various aspects of life. Therefore, in Skills4Life it is a concern to help the young care leaver to find out their own strengths and weaknesses.


The platform LinkedIn is mentioned as a tool in the job search of care leavers in the Serious Game. The platform connects companies and people, employers, employees as well as job seekers and can therefore be a help for care leaver when they are looking for a job. If you want to have a look at it, here is the link:

Current Development

The consortium of Skills4Life is currently working on the development of the first outcome: the Serious Game which is specifically designed to support young care leavers. This innovative project aims to provide an engaging and interactive platform for these individuals to acquire essential life skills, financial literacy, and decision-making abilities in a fun and educational way. By gamifying the learning process, we hope to empower care leavers to build confidence and independence as they transition into adulthood. The partners share their status of development in the next TPM in June.

Transnational Meeting in Poland

The second transnational partner meeting (TPM)
the Skills4Life Development Meeting took place form the
12th to the 14th of June 2023 in Rzezow in Poland.
It was a successful meeting, where the partners agreed
the contents, had a view on the content development, the prototypes and
on the structure of the learning platform and the gaming approach.


Housing is a fundamental need, and care leavers deserve a stable place to call home as they embark on their independent journeys. The search for safe and affordable housing can be daunting, but it’s a crucial step in their path to self-sufficiency. The partners of Skills4Life work together to create supportive learning environments tailored to the unique needs of care leavers, providing them with a supportive and nurturing environment which help with finding a home. Every young person deserves a place to flourish and grow, and housing is the foundation upon which they can build their futures.