‘There’s no better satisfaction than feeling you have helped make a huge difference in a vulnerable child’s life, when things could have been very different for them,’ says a Lewisham foster carer since 2009.
Lewisham Council is recruiting local foster carers for over 470 children and young people in care. Finding a local foster home helps youngsters to stay in the same school, keep connections to their family and maintain their friendships. Could you be that single person or couple, in a home with a spare bedroom, with the time to provide care, support and help? Fostering can be for a short time or a longer period.
The Council will support you with an allowance of up to £650 per week for each child.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer through Lewisham Council, come along to one of our events for information about the process.
Find out about:
- different types of fostering
- the qualities you need
- children and young people that need fostering
- myths around fostering
- the requirements to become a foster carer
- the financial support you would receive
- the application and approval process to become a carer.
For the events at the Civic Suite please book a place by calling 0800 015 0129 (freephone), or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The below events are at 11am–12noon at the Civic Suite in Catford.
- Thursday 16 January 2020
- Tuesday 4 February 2020
- Thursday 13 February 2020
- Tuesday 18 February 2020
- Thursday 27 February 2020
- Tuesday 3 March 2020
- Thursday 26 March 2020
This could be your first step towards a rewarding career as a Lewisham foster carer.