Faces of Fostering – Karen: Caritas Care and compassion

Faces of Fostering – Karen: Caritas Care and compassion

“I grew up with my Mum and Dad in Bolton. Sadly, just after I became approved as a foster carer with Caritas Care, my Mum passed away. It was sudden, and my Mum and Dad were both my backup carers for fostering with my best friend.

My foster child had two households to be in whilst I was dealing with my loss. Thankfully, I had the best support from my best friend and her family, and my foster child had an extended family with her. My best friend is also a youth worker, so my foster child had two sets of ears to hear her, and even now, she still goes and hangs out at her house.

Caritas Care were terrific; they were fully supportive of me and initially offered me respite, but I didn’t want that, and together, we coped. It was the trickiest time over Christmas, but we tried to keep things as normal as possible, and after lunch, my foster child spent the day hanging out with my friends family.

The support we received from Caritas was Outstanding, and it was always in our best interests. Caritas Care gave me resilience; they gave me back up and support because they genuinely cared. They constantly checked to see if there is anything they could do for me, which was important. It helped me enormously, and their compassion and genuine thoughtfulness were lovely.”

Karen

Click here to read more about Karen’s fostering story…

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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Special thanks to Verve Recruitment for their support in helping us find more foster carer for more children.

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