During February half term, the Frome fostering team in Somerset arranged a ‘Pop in for Popcorn and Smoothies’ event, which 16 young people and 5 carers attended. As you can imagine lots of smoothies and popcorn were consumed on the day, and lots of great ideas were pulled together by the young people who participated in the event.
The ideas shared by young people and carers will be used to guide and influence the Somerset’s Summer Activity programme later in the year. Some of the ideas that were put forward included Air hop, paint balling, go karting, visit to a water park/theme park, horse riding, day out at the beach, swimming, horse riding and many more. The Somerset team will be working to pull a programme together which will be shared with carers and young people in due course.
We also used this opportunity to consult with young people about the Children’s Guide which every child/young person receives when being placed with Capstone foster carers. The young people shared some excellent feedback about the Capstone Children’s Guide, and supported our team to understand their needs, and preferences better.
We would like to thank to all those that attended and contributed, and we cannot wait to host summer events for all Capstone families to enjoy together, and create a Children’s guide, updated to reflect the requests of the young people we support.