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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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Supported Living with Progress | 7 ways you benefit with Progress Care – Foster Parents Article

4th October 2019 The Progress supported living service helps you to move into your own accommodation, giving you the chance to live independently. But why choose supported living? Here are 7 ways you can benefit with support from Progress. Greater independence. Supported living gives you the chance to live as ordinary a life as possible. It could mean moving out of a residential home or taking those first steps to independence by moving out of your parents’ home. Whatever your…

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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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Working in Care Stories: Kim – Foster Parents Article

Kim is a Team Leader at Progress’s Children’s Short Breaks service, Stourbridge House. This is her story. It was Kim Williams’ younger brother who inspired her to work in care. ‘He is autistic and I grew up caring for him,’ she says. ‘I love him to bits, he is such a character and I wanted to help people in a similar situation.’ Kim was just 18 when she became a volunteer for Progress, helping out with activities in the community to gain…

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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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Q&A: Why foster care? – Apply to be Progress foster carer today – Foster Parents Article

Lola is currently going through an assessment to become foster carer. Having been through the process before, we spoke to her about her experiences and the big question: why foster care? What is your day job? I currently work as a senior social work assistant in a ‘Child in Care’ team in the West Midlands.  As part of my position, I support a group of social workers by arranging contact for looked-after children and their families. How long have you been fostering? I…

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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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