Fostering in Bridgend
Foster care in Bridgend
Are you thinking of fostering a child or a young person in Bridgend?
Are you based in the Bridgend area and looking to foster children, or interested in finding out what’s involved in becoming a foster carer? Well look no further, Calon Cymru Fostering is looking for foster carers in Bridgend and the surrounding areas. Calon Cymru Fostering has a well established and long standing team, who are committed to providing stable and nurturing homes to children and young people. We are looking for all types of foster carers:
- Short-term foster care, providing a stop gap until more a permanent home can be found
- Long term foster care, providing a stable family home environment for nurturing children into confident happy individuals
- Fostering Siblings, Parent and Child fostering, Emergency care and more.
What do we provide?
- Specialist training provided to carers
- Long standing staff group, providing a quality service
- We’re owned by social workers, who are passionate about improving the lives of looked after children, this influences how we are run
- Foster carer development – we provide the opportunity to become a specialist foster carer and work within one of our specialisms
- Local office with friendly staff who are focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people
We understand the support foster carers require, so we treat all foster carers as part of our professional, dedicated team, and we’re there to support the local authorities.
Can I Foster?
All that you need to become a foster carer, on a practical level, is at least one spare bedroom. On an emotional level, your ability to care for and nurture a child is what matters most. We’re not concerned about your age, income or marital status. To qualify for fostering a child in Bridgend, you can be single, cohabiting or married, and be a homeowner or tenant.
By joining the Calon Cymru Fostering team you will receive all the professional guidance and training you need, from your local friendly and supportive staff. We treat all of our carers as individuals and strive to bring out the best in your through our exceptional levels of support.
In return, you will be very fairly compensated for your time and effort, and you will be directly involved in improving the lives of the children or young people in your care. You will be classed as self-employed so will pay very little tax or NI.
Are you ready to Foster?
If you are thinking about becoming a foster carer, please call us for a friendly no-obligation chat on 029 2081 1173. Keep up-to-date with our events page to see when our expert team will be in your area for a chat about fostering. If you think you are ready to help with any one of our fostering services, simply fill in the form below and one of the team will be in touch as soon as they can.
Enquire today about Fostering in Bridgend
Our experienced fostering advisors are happy to have a no-obligation conversation with you, so you can find out more about becoming a Foster Carer. No hard sell, no pressure, just good advice. Please complete the form below and a member of our local team will be in touch shortly. To help us with your enquiry, please supply as much information as you can.
Where to find us:
Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, 12, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5GF
The County Borough of Bridgend in the South of Wales is home to around 143,200 people, to the town of Bridgend and seaside town of Porthcawl. It is well known for its stunning views, from castles to beaches, and has plenty of things to do and see. Here are a few day out ideas for your future foster family:
The Heritage coast of Dunraven Bay (sometimes called Southerndown Beach) boasts some of the most captivating geology and beautiful scenery. It also claims to have been used as a filming location in episodes of Doctor Who, Merlin and Sherlock!
Near the town of Bridgend, stands what used to be the mighty Coity Castle. This Norman castle is now ruins in the Community of Coity Higher. It has Grade I listed status and a great sightseeing location for anyone interested in castles.
Kenfig National Nature Reserve
The beautiful area of Kenfig is a wonderful, scenic reserve shrouded in legend and mystery. Some say a vast, prosperous city lay beneath the lake. The Kenfig National Nature Reserve is a great place to spot wildlife.