Calon Cymru Foster Carers share the magic that fostering can bring to vulnerable young people at Christmas.
Our Foster Carers have been sharing their experiences of fostering in the festive period. Discussing the rewards of fostering and the difference it can make to young people, Foster Carer Michelle says:
“I have been fostering with Calon Cymru Fostering for over 3 years. Christmas is a key time for us in our fostering household, and it really drives home why we foster, and the amazing difference it can make to looked after children.”
“We have a little girl in placement with us at the moment and she is looking forward to her first ‘real’ Christmas. She has never had the experience of writing to Santa or leaving a carrot out for his reindeer on Christmas Eve. She has missed out on all the Christmas magic, childhood pretence, mystery and excitement that this time of year can bring.”
“It’s so rewarding to know that we’re making a difference in her life and bringing back the magic and joy that every child deserves.”
Here at Calon Cymru Fostering we are recruiting and training new Foster Carers who are looking for a career that could improve the lives of young people in Wales.
Providing a safe loving home where young people can have the opportunity to feel loved and nurtured is a truly rewarding and magical experience. Extensive training and support is given to all new and existing Foster Carers, with the opportunity to train to be specialist Therapeutically Led Placement (TLP) Foster Carer.
Foster Carer Colin shared “Christmas can be a hard time for children who aren’t able to live with their birth families.” Colin says he often speaks to people that say they would love to foster but are reluctant to take the next step. His advice for them would be “go for it, as the rewards far outweigh the negatives. You can make a difference, not only in a child’s life but also in your own!”
The Christmas period can provide a mixture of emotions for young people, however, rest assured that here at Calon Cymru Fostering we offer 24/7 support, 365 days a year – even if you need us on Christmas day.
If you are looking for a challenging career with great rewards, then get in touch with our friendly team on 029 2081 1173.