Our Fostering Team are getting ready to transform lives as part of Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from 14 -28 May. The team will be out and about spreading the word about fostering across the region.
There is a huge shortage of foster carers in the North West and children needing a safe and loving home right now and right on our doorstep. During Foster Care Fortnight we will be out and about sharing information about fostering and the amazing support you receive from our team at Caritas Care and the different options open to you. You will find us at the following locations throughout the entire fortnight.
14 May – Booths, Burscough – 10am – 4pm
17 May – Preston Flag Market – 10am – 4pm
18 May – Booths, Fulwood – 10am – 4pm
19 May – Asda, Burnley – 10am – 4pm
20 May – Dobbies, Preston– 10am – 4pm
21-27 May – St Georges Shopping Centre, Preston – 10am – 4pm daily
22 May – Booths, Clitheroe – 10am – 4pm
24 May – Booth, Garstang– 10am – 4pm
25 May – Deepdale Retail Park, Preston – 10am – 4pm
Rebecca Hughes, Foster Care Team Manager, says: “We understand that anyone who’s thinking about fostering will have lots of questions and if they’re not sure or just don’t understand what it’s all about then we can help.
“If you’ve ever thought about fostering and just want to know more please don’t hesitate to ring. No question is too silly, we just need to encourage people to make that first phone call. We can take it from there,” Rebecca said.
She also wants to emphasise that both the foster carers and the foster children will be supported by Caritas Care throughout the process. So, if the foster child feels unsettled at home or school, Caritas Care will be there to offer support and advice to the foster carers and the school about how best to deal with the situation.
“Support from Caritas Care comes in lots of shapes and sizes from lots of different people. We’re there every step of the way,” Rebecca added.
We welcome foster carers from all walks of life. So don’t be put off if you don’t think you’re the right age, ethnicity, or relationship status. Each foster carer is unique, as is every child who needs a foster family. We are looking for foster carers who want to make a positive difference for a child (or children) who need a caring home.
If you can’t make any of our information events during Foster Care Fortnight, don’t worry you can call us on free phone 0800 652 6955, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website: www.caritascare-ifoster.org.uk
We will also be available for ‘Live Chat’ on our website throughout the whole fortnight.