Young People

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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Always Heard Helpline for Children & Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 5th May 2020 by Beth Owen What is the Always Heard helpline? Always Heard is the national advocacy helpline and safety net for care experienced children and young people aged 0 up to 25 years old in England. The helpline is delivered by Coram Voice, a leading children’s rights organisation who champion the rights of young people. They get young voices heard in decisions that matter to them and work to improve the lives of children in care,…

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5 Things to do at Home with Young People this Easter – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 9th April 2020 by Beth Owen The Easter holidays are upon us, but things are a little different to normal this year. Whilst you might usually plan trips out with young people, you must now compromise and find fun things to do at home. We understand that this could be a little tricky, so we’ve listed 5 of our favourite Easter activities you can do at home with children and young people! Easter Egg (or Gruffalo!) Hunt A…

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Education for Children & Young People at Home – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 26th March 2020 by Beth Owen If you’re currently trying to homeschool, whilst also working from home, you might feel a little tested. So, if you’re finding education for children and young people hard right now, you may find some of these resources useful. Keeping a Routine In this time of need, there are many individuals who are trying to do their bit to help. We’ve collected together some of the most popular online lessons and classes that…

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Activities at Home to Keep Young People Busy – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 26th March 2020 by Beth Owen There are lots of different activities you can do at home with children and young people to help keep them busy. We’ve put some of our favourite ideas below to get you started! Paint some pebbles Get creative and paint some rocks!Why not grab some nice smooth pebbles and some acrylic paint and let your young people get creative! Painting can be a great way to pass some time, and is super…

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Staying Active at Home | A Blog Post – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th March 2020 by Beth Owen Sometimes it can be hard to stay active, especially when you’re at home for long periods of time. Usually, you might head to the gym for exercise, or perhaps you attend weekly classes, or prefer to swim. But, during a period where a lot of us are working from home, you may need to tweak your routine slightly. Keeping fit and healthy can encourage you to work better, especially in a completely…

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Halloween DIY Fun At Home | Creative Ideas – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 25th October 2019 by Beth Owen Halloween D.I.Y Fun Halloween is creeping up on us and is right around the corner! As the cold, dark nights are drawing in, it can be hard to think of activities to do at home with children and young people. Why not spend some time this October creating some fun D.I.Y Halloween creations at home that can be enjoyed by young people of all ages! Carve or Paint a Pumpkin Pumpkins laid…

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Loneliness Awareness Week | Loneliness in Children & Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 21st June 2019 by Beth Owen An infographic on loneliness in children & young people | Loneliness Awareness Week What is Loneliness? “A subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship, which happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want.” Loneliness Awareness Week Loneliness is a feeling that can be experienced by anyone. It is common for isolation and loneliness to be seen as…

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Lorimer Fostering Events | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 26th April 2019 by Beth Owen During this years’ Foster Care Fortnight™, the team at Lorimer Fostering will be helping to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers, particularly in the Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire areas. Come along to one of our Lorimer Fostering events to find out more about becoming a foster carer. FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT™ For those who do not already know, Foster Care Fortnight is a two-week campaign ran by The Fostering Network charity.…

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Birth Child Stories: Meet Zoe | Blog Series – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 29th March 2019 by Beth Owen BIRTH CHILD STORIES When people make the transition to become Foster Carers it doesn’t just have an impact on them. It also impacts on the entire family including their own birth children. As a foster carer you are allocated a Supervising Social Worker to support you, as a looked after foster child you are allocated a Social Worker to support you too but for a birth child they can often feel invisible to social…

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