The Brightness of Stars: Stories of Adults Who Came Through The British Care System

Imagine not knowing what happens to your child after the age of 18 or 21 years old. The data currently collected is only part of the story; there is no data collected at the point of entry into the system and none collected from adults who have experienced being in care and have had the opportunity to reflect upon what happened and therefore contribute to policy making. More

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About Lisa Cherry

Lisa Cherry was born in 1970 in a home for unmarried mothers in Wrexham, UK. A turbulent adolescence of foster homes, children's homes and the 'obligatory care leaver experience' circa 1980's of 2 years of homelessness, culminated in an eventual arrival at an AA meeting at the age of 20.

At the same time as sobriety took hold, Lisa was housed which coincided with being financially supported by a national charity to go on to University where she studied Sociology and her life long passion for people, society and transformation took hold. Lisa has been sober since her first AA meeting back in 1990.

Lisa has spent over twenty years working with children and families in Social Work, Education and Social Inclusion working with families, young people and individuals in distress. Nearly four years ago, Lisa embarked upon a new direction of working with individuals with a sharp focus on awareness, transformation, personal responsibility and healing.

Through all her learning, she has developed a way of working that reflects a unique skill set that was further developed by continued training in the areas of Holistic Health, Reiki and Counselling and Life Coaching.

She has a personal journey in Sobriety and in Recovery of over 20 years and has now written and published two books; Soul Journey, which focuses on overcoming adversity and The Brightness of Stars, which charts adult voices of those who have been children in the UK care system and has become widely read by student Social Workers alongside anyone working with children or wishing to understand children in care on a deeper level.

Lisa's third book on "Steering The Mothership, The Complexities of Mothering" is newly released this March 2014.

Lisa lives in Oxfordshire with her Husband, her two teens and the family's rescue dog, Lulu.

To subscribe to Lisa's Newsletter, All Things Writing, Recovery and Transformation, please go to www.lisacherry.co.uk where you can receive the first three chapters of Soul Journey to start your reading.

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