Young care leavers have praised staff and mentors at a day centre for their continued support and advice.
A growing number of teenagers are using the Horizon Centre in Hanwell since it first opened 18 months ago.
Now other boroughs are interested in setting up the project, which offers support, education and training to foster care leavers.
Hazelene Philip, 19, who has been in care since the age of nine, has been using the centre from day one and said the atmosphere was really friendly. The pregnant West Ealing teenager said: "I come here to chill out sometimes and do some of the courses. I never have the same social worker but can always come here if I need help with anything.
The mentors at the centre are also care leavers and they said this helps them communicating with the young people.
Jandiro Neto, 23, works part time at the centre while studying Psychology at Thames Valley University.
Mr Neto from Greenford said: "I wanted to make a difference and I want people to know that they can come to me for advice and ask for support whether it's with homework, self-confidence or just to talk to me about issues in their lives.
"At first it was a challenge to get people's trust but as we are also close to their age and have been in the same situation, they feel comfortable talking to us."
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