When you are staying with Homefinding & Fostering carers, we want you to feel involved.
We hold lots of different events throughout the year, and you are welcome to join us.
If you have any ideas of activities you want to be involved with then use the contact us page at the top of the screen.
We also want to hear all about you. So if there is something you want to share with us then get in touch.
When being a foster carer makes sense…. “I have been asked to share an achievement of the boy we share our lives with. This little lad has come so far in the two years he has been with us. Every day he is faced with challenges and struggles with every day basic activities that other […]
When being a foster carer starts to make sense. I was shopping at Tesco’s and became aware of a very tall young man in his twenties bending down to try to pacify a young girl who clearly didn’t want to be there. He was attentive and patient and when he looked up he clearly recognised […]
Fostering Stocktake: An opportunity for real change? The Homefinding & Fostering Agency, as one of the first independent fostering agencies to be established, welcomes the review of fostering in England by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, which was published this week. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/independent-review-of-foster-care-published The report came with 36 recommendations, covering the breadth of fostering […]/>
It’s that time of year again when everything around us is full of Christmas and festive cheer, with images of happy families everywhere. It is magical and we thrive off it on the most part. Of course the reality is that doing the work that we do in fostering we know these images are not […]
The spotlight is on fostering for two weeks as it seeks to highlight the amazing work foster carers do every day. The fostering network aims for everyone in the UK to understand what fostering is and to know what a vital role all foster carers play in providing stability to societies most vulnerable children. Here are […]
Surviving teenage years You’ve lived through 2 a.m. feedings, toddler temper tantrums, and the back-to-school blues. So why does the word “teenager” cause so much worry? I love having teenagers. I love learning about their world. They make me laugh and they teach me something new. Every day. I will hate the day when I […]
Fostering and food It is not unusual for foster children to have issues around food. At the time of placement, they might not be used to regular mealtimes; they might have had a limited diet before they come to you. Their anxiety at being separated from their family might cause a distinct lack of […]
Halfway through foster care fortnight, our managing director, Terry reflects on his time as a foster carer. Being part of a family that looks after other people’s children has been the most important and worthwhile job I have ever had. Rose (my wife) and I had looked after over sixty children in our thirteen […]
This week at Homefinding has been a productive one as well as a reflective one. A lot of the time we go through life with one week rolling into the next, and before you know it the seasons have passed, the John Lewis Christmas ad is back on the telly and another year is about […]
It was a busy summer both in and out the office. Our two summer events were a great success! The first one was a beautiful sunny day in the kent countryside making T shirts. Lots of creative talents were put to use. Not least by some of the carers! Our second event of pizza was […]/>
- Save the date for upcoming events
- Meet the goats
- picnic in the park
- Roller skating