SUPPORT FOR ME
It’s nice to know that when you become a Foster Carer for Foster for Plymouth, you automatically have access to so many different local services.
Some of the services offered are for support and advice, while others are for training, social events and celebrations. And the benefit is that virtually all of the services are local to Plymouth.
Plymouth City Council foster carers have access to a range of local services, many of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
As a foster carer for Plymouth City Council you can expect to have:
Your own Supervising Social Worker who will visit you regularly to offer you support, advice and encouragement
An out of hours support service at weekends, evenings and bank holidays
Support from other professionals specialising in health and education, including child and adolescent mental health
Individual membership to ‘Foster Talk’ which provides a range of information, advice and benefits
Regular support groups providing opportunities to meet other carers and form friendships through fostering
Access to Respite Care, if required to support children in our care
Access to a team of dedicated Fostering Support Workers
A ‘buddying’ scheme for practical support and advice from an experienced foster carer
A comprehensive package of training
Access to online support and information
Invitations to regular social events for Plymouth foster carers including coffee mornings, family outings and celebration events
Opportunities to get involved in the development of the service, such as recruitment events
Regular Foster Care Forum – an opportunity to meet with managers from Foster for Plymouth and other services and have your views heard
Access to a range of Plymouth Foster Care discounts
FOSTER FOR PLYMOUTH WILL SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY AS FOSTER CARERS TO BECOME GREAT FOSTER CARERS FOR CHILDREN IN OUR CARE