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#MakeIt21: Rick's and Clay's stories

Rick has recently become a proud dad. Clay is from Killarney and lives on Bribie Island. Both Rick and Clay experienced difficulty when they first left care, and they found the lack of support navigating life when they left care overwhelming, with both sleeping on the streets for a time. They believe that extending support to the age of 21 would help young people leaving care avoid the challenges they faced. We’re asking the Queensland Government to extend support for young people in out-of-home care to the age of 21