Gaynor and Stuart had previously fostered Sarah when she was 14 years of age. Soon after Sarah moved in Gaynor suspected her hearing might be impaired. Gaynor said that she and Stuart had taken Sarah out for lunch, and Stuart said, ‘have you noticed that if you sit at the side of Sarah and she can’t see your lips move, she doesn’t answer you?’ Sarah was 14, and sadly, no one had spotted this before for her.
Sarah explains, ‘Gaynor noticed that I had a health issue in my life that no one had ever noticed even as a baby. I had a hearing impairment that I had ‘lost my hearing’. We ‘gained it back’, they sorted it out with me, and she didn’t give up!’
‘Gaynor was crying ‘tears of joy when I first got my hearing aid’. ‘This was because I could hear ‘the birds singing for the first time.’
Sarah is now 23 years old and lives a few houses away from us in semi-independent living. She is studying Childcare at college. I helped Sarah get her benefits sorted to be financially stable, and she loves going to church and has close friends. We are delighted for Sarah; she is our family, and we see her every day. It is lovely to see her settled and content as an independent woman.
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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.