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Fostering Could be ‘Just the Job’

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

This week is Work Life Week 2020 (12-16 October), which is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and work life balance and with the economy and job market in flux at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bury Council’s Fostering Team are saying that now could be the perfect time to think about fostering as a career:

“If your job is at risk, or the past few months has allowed you to take stock of your life and reassess what is important to you and where your life is heading, Foster with Bury would like to hear from you. 

Being a foster carer is no longer seen as volunteering; it is now a professional career. Foster carers receive ongoing training during their assessment period and beyond once you’ve been approved, and payment when a child is placed with you.

This could be an ideal time for people to turn a negative life event into a positive one for both themselves and a vulnerable, looked after child in Bury borough.

Michael, a foster carer with Foster with Bury, said: “I became a foster carer after being a single dad for a number of years. It’s a very rewarding career and it gives me a great feeling to see the difference I’m making to a young child’s life. It’s the best career move I’ve made.”

In order to be eligible to foster you must be over 21 years old, be a full-time resident in the UK or have leave to remain and have a spare bedroom. Whatever your race, gender, sexuality, living arrangements, age or employment status, Foster with Bury wants to hear from you.

It doesn’t matter whether you are:

  • Heterosexual or LGBT+
  • Married, living with someone or single
  • Living in your own home or renting
  • Able-bodied or living with a disability
  • Working or not
  • Living with your own children or without
  • Minority ethnic background
  • Male or female.

For further information on becoming a foster carer with Foster with Bury, please call 0800 9555 311 or visit www.fosterwithbury.co.uk, fill in our contact form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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