Together Trust, a Cheadle-based charity that provides care, special education and support services across the North West of England, are on a mission to get more people to consider becoming foster carers.
Their new digital advertising campaign, developed in collaboration with Manchester-based agency Creative Concern, hopes to show the public that they could provide a young person with the stability they need to succeed in life. Highlighting the support the charity can offer its foster carers, it demonstrates how this translates into better outcomes for the child or young person in foster care.
There are over 70,000 children in foster and residential care across the UK. Fostering agencies receive hundreds of referrals each week but are unable to provide homes due to the shortage of foster carers, particularly in the North West.
Together Trust’s fostering service specialises in finding foster homes for children aged 10 years and over, sibling groups and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Lisa Grundy, Fostering Manager at Together Trust, said: “We’re looking for people who can offer stability, warmth and guidance to children and young people who, through no fault of their own, may not have had the best start in life.
“Even in 2018 there are still a lot of misconceptions around fostering and who can be a foster carer. Young people come in all shapes and sizes, and so do foster carers. We want to encourage people from all walks of life to consider it. If not now, then in the future.
“If you’re interested in fostering but think you might not be eligible, or if you have questions about fostering, get in touch so that we can give you the information you need.”
You can find out more about Together Trust’s foster carer recruitment campaign at https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/thinking-about-career-fostering
If you’d like more information about becoming a foster carer, call 0161 283 4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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