Short Stories: Contributions from people with care experience


Over the next few months we want to build a collection of short stories, artwork and pictures. Contribute yours here and help us share the diversity of experience of Covid-19 at this important time in our history. With your help, we can build a portfolio of stories and artwork and films that reflect your experiences of Corvid-19. Your contribution can involve a piece of creative work, an image, a positive experience or a challenging experience.

We hope these stories will tell us something about people’s experiences of the different types of support, relationships, activities, approaches or actions and impact these have had for children living in care and care leavers during this crisis.

You can submit an entry online via the contribution form at the bottom of this page.

“I drew this for all the young people who have recently left care with the expectations of safety and a stable base to move forward on, and now they’re presented with more challenges than they were prepared for. These people musn’t be forgotten simply because it’s convenient.”
By David Alfred Grimm. Date of entry: 18.5.20


The IMO Hub invited care leavers from across the country to come together virtually during the lockdown to create a collaborative poem about how they define care. Here is the result. Thank you: Alicia, Benjamin, Carla, Casey, Chloe, CPositivista, Danielle, David, Eleanor, Jai, Keeley, Kim, Nils, Paris, Ric, Rosie, Sophia, and Tychique

open call for contributors – enter yours here

Please submit your short story via the online form below. Photos and artwork can be shared via direct message to: @NIROMP2 or @SharonLMartin1

See our participation guidelines – please keep in mind people’s privacy, do not breach confidentiality and ensure anonymity to protect others identity.