Foster care in Merthyr Tydfil

Are you thinking of fostering a child or a young person in Merthyr Tydfil?

Are you based in the Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil and the surrounding areas. Calon Cymru Fostering has a well established and long-standing team that is committed to providing stable and nurturing homes to children and young people. We are looking for all types of Foster Carers to offer a variety of placements in:

What do we provide?

  • Specialist training to carers
  • A quality service from a long-standing staff group
  • A passion for improving the lives of children who are looked after, Calon Cymru is run by Social Workers
  • 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 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, sexual orientation, or marital status. To qualify for fostering a child in Merthyr Tydfil, you can be single, cohabiting or married, LGBTQ+, 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 our friendly and supportive staff. We treat all of our carers as individuals and strive to bring out the best in you through our exceptional levels of support.

In return, you will be very fairly rewarded 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 you 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 Merthyr Tydfil

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.

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Where to find us:

12 Lambourne Crescent

Cardiff Business Park



CF14 5GF

About Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil, located right below the Brecon Beacons, is a beautiful town brimming with culture and heritage. It was one of the most important towns during the industrial revolution, and still has plenty of things to do with your future foster family:

Cyfarthfa Park & Castle

Established in 1824, Cyfarthfa Park boasts a stunning garden with the best-preserved Grade I listed Castle in Wales as its centerpiece. It’s a free tourist attraction which holds many events throughout the year. Find out more.

Brecon Mountain Railway

This tourist railway allows you to ride a vintage steam train all through the Brecon Beacons and back to Merthyr! It’s great for foster families who want to see breathtaking views all around Brecon Beacons. Find out more.

Bike Park Wales

Merthyr Tydfil boasts the UK’s first full-scale mountain bike park. Although it’s for the more adventurous, they aim to make mountain biking accessible to everyone. Perfect for a serene family trip or daring bike ride, it could be the perfect day out for your foster children. Find out more.

For more ideas, check out Trip Advisor or Day out with the kids.

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