Tag: Become a foster carer

5 minutes with: Mandy, foster carer

5 minutes with: Mandy, foster carer

In our new ‘5 minutes with’ column, we’ll be inviting some of our foster carers and OwnLife team to share with us some of their tips and advice on being a professional foster carer and working within the fostering sector. Here, we get the lowdown from Mandy who is a new foster carer with OwnLife Fostering. What was your inspiration…

Woolwich Foster Carer Information Day: 23 January

Woolwich Foster Carer Information Day: 23 January

If you’ve been thinking of becoming a foster carer, then our Foster Carer Information Day will help answer any questions that you have. We’re holding our next Information Day at the Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 5QL on Thursday 23rd January between 10am-12pm. You’ll be able to meet members of the OwnLife Fostering team where you’ll have…

5 reasons to become a foster carer

5 reasons to become a foster carer

With the new year in full swing, is now the time to put into action your thoughts of becoming a foster carer? Often the decision to become a foster carer takes time, and it’s not something many people do quickly. It’s important you understand why foster care is important before you make your decision. To help you, we’ve gathered together…

Become a foster carer in 2020

Become a foster carer in 2020

It’s the start of a new decade, a new era and perhaps now it’s time for you to act on those thoughts about becoming a foster carer. With over 8,500 foster families needed across the UK over the next year (source: The Fostering Network), your application to become a foster carer in South London and Surrey can truly help to…

Why choose foster care as a career?

Why choose foster care as a career?

Choosing to be a foster carer is a career choice. This is not a decision people take lightly and as the process to be approved takes about 12 weeks it is a major investment in time and energy on your part. So let’s take a moment of your time to tell you about the support and rewards you may expect…

Supporting foster carers with annual get togethers

Supporting foster carers with annual get togethers

Each year at OwnLife Fostering we have several varied events that we like to host and get involved with. With the majority of activities focussed on our foster carers and the children in their care, such as with our annual summer picnic where foster parents, foster children and all family members have the opportunity to get to together, unwind, share…

OwnLife commissions Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

OwnLife commissions Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

To support our carers looking after children and young people with a range of complex needs, OwnLife has commissioned a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. She has over thirteen years’ clinical experience working with children, young people and families in NHS settings, schools, and private practice. This therapeutic supervision is in addition to the support supervision foster carers receive from their…