Lorimer News

Vanessa and Alan’s Story: This is Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th May 2020 by Beth Owen For Foster Care Fortnight, our Foster Carers have been sharing their stories with us, showing us a sneak peak in to their lives and what it’s like to be a family that fosters. Below is Vanessa and Alan’s story. They tell us all about their experiences and what led them to open up their hearts and homes to young people in care. Vanessa and Alan’s Story “We have been Foster Carers with Lorimer…

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Foster Care Fortnight Campaign | Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 30th April 2020 by Beth Owen Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network‘s annual campaign to help raise the profile of fostering in the UK. This year, it will take place from Monday 11th to Sunday 24th May. The overarching message of every FCF campaign is that ‘foster care transforms lives’. This year, the theme for the Fortnight is ‘This is Fostering’, which provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the incredible work that Foster Carers and other foster care workers…

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March Roundup – on to April! | Blog Post – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 15th April 2020 by Beth Owen March has been a strange month for all of us, including our Foster Carers, young people, and staff. We’re all adjusting to living in a new way, with lots of changes happening quite quickly. In light of this, we wanted to make sure to keep on remembering the good things, and take a moment to applaud the young people for their fantastic achievements this month. We’ve also included an update on the…

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A Look Back at 2019 for Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 13th February 2020 by Beth Owen 2019 was a great year all-round for the Lorimer Fostering team, our foster carers and your young people. As we welcome the new year, let’s take a look back at the highlights of the last 12 months. 10k Run to Raise Money for The Fostering Network During Foster Care Fortnight 2019 a couple of the Lorimer team took part in the Simply Health Great Manchester 10k Run. Some of our fostered young…

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Christmas Card Competition 2019 – Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 11th December 2019 by Beth Owen Each year here at the Lorimer office we hold a Christmas Card competition for our lovely young people to take part in. We love seeing all of the fantastic designs and hard work that goes in to creating them. Take a look below at some of the fab entries we received this year! Christmas Card Competition The Winners A big well done to everyone who has taken part this year! Every single…

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Ofsted Report | We Are An Ofsted Rated ‘Good’ Agency! – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 16th October 2019 by Beth Owen Ofsted Inspection Hi! It’s Ash here, the Registered Manager at Lorimer Fostering. I wanted to let you all know about our experience with our most recent Ofsted Inspection. As you may or may not know, fostering is what’s called a ‘regulated activity’, providing stable, caring homes for children and young people who, for a variety of different reasons, are no longer able to live at home. As such, we are inspected by Ofsted on…

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Great Manchester Run | A 10k Challenge for Team Lorimer | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 24th May 2019 by Beth Owen This past Sunday, some members of Team Lorimer took part in the 10k Great Manchester Run. Their aim was to help raise vital funds for The Fostering Network charity. They chose to run in aid of The Fostering Network as they are a charity very close to our hearts. Team Lorimer were also joined by two young superstars, Claire’s daughter and one of our young people in placement! The 10k run took place during…

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#ChangeAFuture | Rachael’s Story | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th May 2019 by Beth Owen The theme for this years Foster Care Fortnight campaign ran by leading fostering charity The Fostering Network is ‘#ChangeAFuture’. Changing futures is something we know all of our foster carers strive to do. They work with the young people who live with them every day to make sure that they achieve their goals. The aim of the #ChangeAFuture campaign is to showcase the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. We spoke with Rachael,…

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What Is Fostering? | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 14th May 2019 by Beth Owen WHAT IS FOSTERING? So, what is fostering exactly? Put simply, fostering is looking after a young person, who happens to be in the care system, in your own home. Looked after children enter the care system for a variety of reasons, usually due to no fault of their own. They can be very young babies, right up to teenagers on the brink of adulthood. Being a foster carer means that you offer…

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Fundraising For The Fostering Network – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 8th May 2019 by Beth Owen This year, a couple of team members from Lorimer Fostering, along with some other friends, will be taking part in the Great Manchester 10k Run! Through doing this we are hoping to raise funds for a charity very close to our hearts, The Fostering Network. The run takes place during Foster Care Fortnight, a yearly two-week campaign organised by The Fostering Network. The campaign helps to raise awareness for the need for…

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