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Five Rivers Futures

What is Five Rivers Futures?

Five Rivers Futures is a befriending service for young adults aged 18-25, who have left Five Rivers’ care. The service provides care leavers with support and advice for emotional, practical and financial difficulties, and volunteers will be accessible via phone, text, or email. The types of support available include:

  • General Advice
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Friendly chats

Five Rivers have recognised the need for additional support for young people in care when they reach adulthood, and this service has been set up following consultation with Foster Carers, those with care-experience and care leavers. We want to continue to show our care for young people even once they have reached adulthood.

Please note this is not a crisis hotline. If you are in an emergency then please call 999 or Samaritans on 116 123.

For more information about Five Rivers Futures, check out this Care to Listen? episode –

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How to get in contact

Contact us for guidance Monday to Friday from 2pm-4:30pm.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01722 516091

Text: 07860 879391

If you contact us out of hours then we will not be able to respond until the next week day between 2pm and 4:30pm.

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The kind of support we offer

Five Rivers Futures befrienders have volunteered to help young people to talk through their difficulties and be a source of positivity through conversation and companionship. Contact between young people and befrienders will be confidential. However, if you are in danger then your safety will be put first.

Examples of topics we can offer guidance on

  • Housing
  • Finances
  • Relationships

If we are unable to give guidance on a certain subject then we will be able to point you in the right direction.

In certain circumstances we may also be able to consider making small grants which will need an application from a social worker or foster carer. We may also request some of your personal data – please see our privacy policy for more information.

We are proud to work with Objective and Voice2Voice to provide this service.

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