Fostering in Carmarthen
Foster care in Carmarthen
Are you thinking of fostering a child or a young person in Carmarthen?
Are you based in the Carmarthen 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 Carmarthen 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 Carmarthen, 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 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. We will be having a number of fostering events in the Carmarthen area soon where you can meet other foster parents and our fostering advisors, keep up to date with our events page to find out more. 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 Cardiff
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 one of our Carmarthen team will respond shortly. To help us with your enquiry, please supply as much information as you can.
Where to find us:
Suite 6 Ty Myrddin Old Station Road, Carmarthen, West Wales SA31 1LP
Carmarthenshire is the largest of the thirteen historic counties in Wales, and with 185,600 residents, it is the most populated area in the West of Wales. It is brimming with history and there are loads of interesting things for you and your future foster family to do. Here are some ideas:
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Situated near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley, the National Botanic Garden of Wales is both a tourist attraction and a botanical research centre. It features the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, measuring 360 ft long by 200 ft wide.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
This National Trust site was once used by the Romans to mine for gold and is the only known Roman gold mine in Britain. Taking a tour with their knowledgeable guides is a great idea for young people. You can also stop for tea and scones!
The Creepy Carmarthen Tour
Once named Trip Advisor’s “Visitor Experience of the Year” at the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards. Visit the sites of grisly executions, take part in some unusual magical experiments and find out where the ghosts walk! Find out more about the Creepy Carmarthen Tour.