For National Care Leavers Week – Louise Wallwein MBE

Time to Read is proud to be working with Louise Wallwein MBE for National Care Leavers Week 2020.  Today sees the first special online performance of GLUE broadcast from the writer’s living room – for young people in Lancashire. Following the live event, Louise will be working with a group of care experienced young people to develop their own stories. 

Louise grew up care of nuns from the age of nine. GLUE is a frank and gripping true story of her meeting her birth mother, three decades after being put up for adoption. The world as she knew it is was turned upside down, and this is how she learnt to fight back. 

“Born, transferred, placed, discharged, returned. What can we learn from a life in care?” Buy a copy of GLUE from or check out a copy from your library.

National Care Leavers Week is an opportunity to champion the successes of care-experienced young people and campaign for change to the care system. Time to Read have partnered with Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Libraries to offer two workshops in National Care Leavers Week. This week Louise is working with young people in Kirklees and Lancashire. In November people in Tameside will also have the opportunity to take part. Discover more about Louise’s work on her website: