Faces of Fostering – Foster Carer Anella on how the finances stack up.

Faces of Fostering – Foster Carer Anella on how the finances stack up.

‘Financial Instability can be a barrier for younger foster carers…’

‘There can be barriers for young people to become foster carers, one of the obstacles is financial Instability. Because we are younger, we may not have the financial stability that some older foster carers might have. It is harder to get mortgages these days, and getting your foot on the homeowner and mortgage ladder is difficult at best. Consequently, we are less likely to reduce our working hours or switch entirely to fostering as a full-time profession; we need financial stability.’

‘Financial Instability is something I feel Caritas Care is exceptionally conscious and supportive of for their foster carers. They give us an invaluably high-level of practical and emotional support and take time to understand our needs and situations; we become a team.’

‘One of my regular respite families needed to stop respite care during COVID.  Caritas Care asked if I could provide respite foster care to a child cared for by one of their foster carers; I was delighted to help. I had two’ in-person’ intro meetings with the child and a Zoom planning meeting with the relevant Social workers and the child’s foster carers. I had already met his foster carers during a Caritas Care training course which helped.’

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

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