Could you be a foster carer?

29/09/2011

Could you be a foster carer?

An Omagh foster carer has lent his support to an appeal from the Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) which is urgently seeking foster carers.

 

Kenny Clements a foster carer in the Western Trust area said: “My wife Janet and I have been foster carers for over twenty five years and we have fostered numerous children.  Fostering has been an extremely rewarding experience for us and I would recommend coming along to an information evening to find out how you can become a foster carer. We have received ongoing support and training throughout this time from the Western Trust’s Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team and through our linked social worker.”

 

A number of information evenings have been organised for Omagh and Enniskillen where the public can come along have a chat with fostering staff and find out more about becoming a foster carer.

 

Western Trust Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team Social Work Manager, Dympna Brogan said: “The Trust is currently looking foster carer placements for a number of children in the Western Trust area.  Fostering can be on a short-term basis or for the reminder of a young person’s childhood. We need ordinary people to provide a loving caring environment for children to thrive. If you have thought about fostering but are not sure if it will suit your circumstances, why not come along to an information evening, give us a call or email to get more information. We can call to your home, at your convenience to discuss your own particular circumstances.”

 

The information evenings are being held on:-

 

Wednesday 12 October at South West College (Enniskillen Campus) at 7.30pm; and Monday 17 October at South West College (Omagh Campus) at 7.30pm.

 

The Western Trust Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team will also be at an information stand at Asda Supermarket in Enniskillen on Thursday 20 October from 10 am to 5pm and Tesco’s Supermarket in Enniskillen on Wednesday 16 November from 10am to 5pm.

 

For further information please contact the Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team on (028) 8283 5264 or email: marie.walsh@westerntrust.hscni.net