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Four Stories About Our Young People – Foster Parents Article

8th November 2019 “The young people I support are the reason why I am a support worker.” We love to hear about the success and achievements of our young people. In their own way, they all make us proud of them. It’s also important to note the hard work our Support Workers do to help the young people live life to the full! Here are few stories from Donna, a Progress support worker who says life is never dull working at Progress.…

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Supporting Young People – Progress – Foster Parents Article

21st August 2019 We want to be able to share with your the amazing things Progress carers experience in their job every day. Mark is a Progress carer and has been supporting Jay for nearly three years. This is his story: Jay is very high on the spectrum of autism and has minimal vocabulary. Despite this, Jay’s Mum really wanted her son to take part in activities that benefited not only him but also the wider community. I did some research and…

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Progress Blogs | Why work at Progress? – Foster Parents Article

Thinking of working in care? With many jobs in care on offer, what makes Progress a great company to work for? 1.   We value the opinions of our staff As an organisation that works for children and young adults, the quality of services we provide is vital to our existence -therefore our staff are our greatest asset. Without their hard work and achievements, we wouldn’t benefit the number of lives we do. At Progress, we encourage staff to voice their…

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Working for Progress: Phil’s Story – Foster Parents Article

“I can talk with passion about what I do because I fully believe in it” says Phil McDonald who is at the helm of The Hub, which helps children and young adults with disabilities to get the absolute most from life. Phil started his working life at the tax office, but feeling unfulfilled, took a leap of faith to work in care and has never looked back since. He started in children’s services working alongside young people with autism and…

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Which Foster Agency Do You Choose – Foster Parents Article

Deciding which foster agency to choose can be hard. There are so many factors to consider. Charlotte is currently waiting to become a foster carer for Progress and spoke to us about the process she went through in deciding which foster agency to choose. What is your day job? I am an assistant headteacher in a mainstream secondary school, with responsibility for special educational needs and disability, known  as SEND, along with inclusion. My primary role is to help young people with…

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Careers working with children and young people – Foster Parents Article

Adam Nicholls, Development Officer It was 7am on a cold January morning in 2012 when Adam arrived for his first day as a support worker. He stepped inside what looked like any other house, to a new career and a new life. Within minutes he was answering questions from curious teenagers, finding his way amongst young people whizzing around in wheelchairs and others getting ready for their day. Adam was working in a short breaks home, helping young people with…

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A New Member Of Our Senior Team – Margaret Hopkins – Foster Parents Article

Progress are thrilled to welcome our outstanding home manager Margaret Hopkins into the senior management team Before joining Progress as a support worker, Margaret was a foster carer for 22 years. Her magic was quickly recognised here and she progressed to senior, deputy and then registered manager. Over her 16 years with Progress, she has supported staff to care for young people with Autism and behaviours that challenge, through to children with profound disabilities and complex health care needs. Not…

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Careers in Social Care | Working for Progress: Roma and Vicky’s story – Foster Parents Article

The memories of a day at Reading Festival still stay with Roma and hold a special place in her heart.  She had taken a teenager from Wellcroft House to the festival, and Roma could see the joy on her face as the young girl got out of her wheelchair and danced. ‘It was brilliant,’ she says. ‘She now goes every year.’ Wellcroft House provides residential services for young adults with learning disabilities and Roma Cantello has been a manager since…

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