Vulnerable young people still need you amid the Coronavirus outbreak

By Krystal Shaw 1st April 2020 News & Insights

At times like this, it can be very difficult to notice situations outside of our own circumstances. We are now all in lockdown and practising self-isolation however, the need for Foster Carers continues to rise and the current global situation does not change that.

There are still young people coming in to care who need the opportunity to live in a healthy, loving home with healthy boundaries and emotional support.

At this current time, there is also a lot of concern among households that are experiencing the possibility of redundancies and being out of work. Understandably you might be looking to see what other careers might be better suited to a ‘working from home’ lifestyle.

As a Foster Carer, you will have the flexibility of working from home and the security of knowing that Foster Carers are needed all your round, even amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are taking extra measures to ensure that we are still able to recruit new Foster Carers while conforming with the new safety measures being put into place by the Government.

Sharon Cavaliere, Director of Calon Cymru Fostering shared:

“I have been so impressed by the way that our teams have pulled together to continue to keep children and young people safe and secure. Please be assured our Social Work teams see Carer support as a priority. If we continue to provide a high level of support our Foster Carers then the children and young people in our care will remain supported and safe.”

One of our Foster Carers, Hannah Jones shared some positive feedback:

“It’s been so nice receiving that friendly call from the office it sure has made us feel we are in their thoughts.”  

Thanks to a wealth of technology available, being able to meet virtually has proven to be very beneficial for several organisations as well as our own. Calon Cymru would like to assure you that our recruitment and training is still going ahead as usual, just in a different way. This ensures that the safety of everyone involved comes first, whilst allowing Foster Carers to be able to receive all the training and support necessary for supporting young people.

There are many different types of Foster Care to consider and each type has its own personalised set of training and support that can be carried out from home.

Sharon also commented “ We continue to receive enquiries to become a Foster Carer – many people feeling they have something to offer during these difficult times. If you are interested, then please get in touch, our team would welcome a conversation with you.”

If you are looking for a new career that you can manage from home, then get in touch with our friendly team on 029 2081 1173.

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