Fostering in Carmarthen

Foster care in Carmarthen

Could you transform the life of a young person in Carmarthen?

Our team in Wales are always on the lookout for new foster carers both inside and outside of the main cities in Wales – with Carmarthen one such location where foster families are always needed. If you are someone who can open your home to children and/or teenagers from all walks of life who need that support and love that every young person deserves, then we need your help.

Situated eight miles from Carmarthen Bay, lying on the River Towy and with ancient claims which state it to be the oldest town in Wales, life in Carmarthen may be peaceful but it is anything but boring. In 2017 Carmarthen was rated as one of the best places to live in Wales, thanks to its open and welcoming community spirit which sees locals and new people treated with the same high mark of respect and support regardless of their background.

With such warm arms ready to welcome new members of the community, it is little wonder why Carmarthen is seen as such a great place to give a foster child a new home. And what better way to really enjoy the sights and sounds of rural Wales, than through the eyes of a young person who needs your support and love?

Carmarthenshire as an overall area is home to a total of 95 primary schools and 12 secondary schools, boasting a variety of specialisms which allow children from all backgrounds to find their place and secure their future in the Welsh education system.

Becoming a foster carer in Carmarthen enables you to give a young person the support and guidance they need to embrace the opportunities you can give them – whether they choose to take that into the neighbouring cities or pursue a life and livelihood on the land.

To present some perspective as to the current foster care situation, in March 2021 there were approximately 5,070 children living in foster care, with 3,800 foster families in Wales. While this demonstrates the warm and open spirit of the Welsh population, it is simply not enough. Children out there need people like you, to open your home and tell them that they belong.

If this sounds like something that you would be keen to learn more about, then we’d love to hear from you and get you started on the journey of a lifetime.

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.

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Where to find us:


Suite 6 Ty Myrddin Old Station Road, Carmarthen, West Wales SA31 1LP

This is Yvonne and Brian’s story.

“We’ve been part of the Calon Cymru fostering system for more than 18 years now, but every child who comes to us brings their own story, their own fears, and their own individual needs.

That’s why we create traditions, such as ‘The Family Tree’, which brings us together with our foster children every Christmas and lets us revel in memories of past Christmases with children who have been and gone. The tradition started with our first ever foster placement, three sisters, and is now something that every child living with us over Christmas gets to become a part of.”

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