Fostering in Powys

Foster care in Powys

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

Ranked as one of the happiest places to live, especially popular with those who have children thanks to its safety and inspiring surroundings, Powys is a sparsely populated county in Wales which is accessible to both the Welsh cities and those over in England – including London and Birmingham.

As such, not only does Powys offer the high quality of life outside of work but it also supports those who commute to the city every day. Despite being the largest county in Wales by size, it is the most sparsely populated area with just 26 people for every square kilometre of land. This quiet and rural feel is buoyed by the high community spirit of Powys – making it one of the top places for foster families as children and teenagers from all manner of backgrounds and past traumas can take a step away and settle in the peaceful countryside.

And that’s not all. With some of the country’s best restaurants and attractions located in Powys, and with vast open spaces allowing young people to use their imaginations and empowering them to take whatever direction they choose as they look to the future, Powys is a place of great serenity and inspiration.

If you live in Powys and have access to a spare bedroom as well as the time, patience, and space for a young person, then you are already a great candidate to become a foster carer.

As a foster carer in Powys, you will benefit from the comprehensive training and support that our in-house team and network of carers offers – from day one through to your first placement and beyond. Offering both emergency stays and more permanent and long term solutions, each of our placement options comes with its own training and unique support – so that you never feel alone or daunted by the journey.

To become a foster carer is to do so much more than just open your front door to a child or teenager. With Powys so suitably located for the cities as well as the rural surroundings, we see children from all walks of life enter the foster system looking for a safe sanctuary in Powys – looking to our carers as teachers, surrogate parents, mentors, and friends. And whether the young people in your care need to be close to birth parents and their home network, or far away for their safety, Powys is a location which allows them to build and become inspired to create a life for themselves.

If you’ve got the space and time to become a foster carer, or you want to learn more about the process and journey to becoming part of the Calon Cymru family, we’d love to hear from you. 

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 Powys

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:

Suite 6 Ty Myrddin

Old Station Road,


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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