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Pam and Jim’s Story | This is Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 24th May 2020 by Beth Owen For Foster Care Fortnight, our Foster Carers have been sharing their stories and experiences with us. We’re very grateful to them for showing us a sneak peak in to their lives as a family that fosters. Below is Pam and Jim’s story, where they tell us how rewarding it can be to look after children and young people. Pam and Jim’s Story “Me and my husband have fostered for 8 years and are…

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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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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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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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Self-Care for Children and Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 18th March 2020 by Beth Owen Sometimes, when you’re struggling, it can be hard to know how to look after yourself. You might have had a bad day, or you could be going through a difficult situation. You know you don’t feel as happy, or maybe as full of energy as usual, but you don’t know what to do about it. This is where self-care comes in to things. What is self-care? Self-care is when you actively do…

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Spotlight ON: LGBT Fostering | Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 4th March 2020 by Beth Owen This month (2nd-8th March, in particular) a series of events are taking place throughout the UK for members of the LGBT+ community who are interested in adoption or fostering. This is an annual event, aimed at giving the LGBT+ community a window into the world of fostering and adoption if it is a path they are considering. As an inclusive fostering agency, here at Lorimer Fostering, we accept applications from people no…

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Fostering Information Event | Sale, Manchester – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 12th February 2020 by Beth Owen SALE FOSTERING EVENT Want to know more about fostering? Then why not pop down to our fostering information event at our office in Sale on Tuesday 14th April 2020 for a chat and to meet some of the team! You will be able to talk to one of our Social Workers about becoming a Foster Carer; what the role entails and what support and training you will receive from us as an agency. You can…

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New Year, New Job? Become a Foster Carer in 2020 – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 6th January 2020 by Beth Owen New Year, New Job? The turn of the new year makes us all assess ourselves and our lives. It’s the busiest time for gyms up and down the country, with people joining hoping to get fitter in the new year. When we all get our healthy shops in, hoping to eat better. It’s also the most popular time for companies to hire new recruits, and for people to leave their jobs for…

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