Being a foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and spare time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real difference to a child´s life.
Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council offers a rewarding career, you'll receive a professional allowance, exceptional training and support, with ongoing development throughout.
You can find out more by visiting stoke.gov.uk/fostering, emailing email@example.com or calling 01782 234555.
Remember there is no typical foster carer. You can be any age, any gender, be married, single or divorced, be from any religious or cultural background and of any sexual orientation. If you are over 21 and have the energy, patience and understanding we would love to hear from you.
Shared Lives enables adults with learning disabilities to live in a family home. This allows them to be supported as part of a family. Shared Lives carers are matched with persons with similar interests to enable a person to develop their independence and life skills. It is important the carer is matched with the appropriate person to allow a relationship to develop whilst living in their home.
Shared Lives carers can be anyone- married, single, working, retired- the list is endless. As long as carers have plenty of patience, flexibility and a spare room for the person to live in!
Prospective carers undergo a number of checks to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the person they will be caring for is the highest priority.
Carers are self-employed and are paid by the Local Authority to undertake the role.