Families in Stoke on Trent are being urged to consider becoming foster carers after it is revealed that more than 450 children were referred for fostering in Stoke alone last year.

Capstone Foster Care will be holding a fostering Coffee Morning at The Bridge Centre, Birches Head Monday 13th March from 10.30-2.30pm. The event will allow Stoke on Trent residents to find out more about fostering.


110 individual Children and Young People were referred to Capstone for fostering in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire County Council last year, Capstone Foster Care are inviting families that have a spare room, the time and patience to become foster carers to stop by on Monday 13th March 2017 for further information.


Local Carers became approved foster carers in 2013. They commented:

 “If I were asked to go back to a 9-5 job now, the answer would be ‘definitely no’. When you see you’re making a difference and hear genuine laughter coming from a child, who has had so many reasons to be sad, it makes everything worthwhile!”


Sara Chambers Ross, Regional Director at Capstone Foster Care, commented:

 “It is really important for looked after children to stay near to their families and Stoke is a vibrant city with a strong sense identity and community.  The children and young people of Stoke need local families to come forward and consider whether fostering is right for them and we look forward to meeting people for a cuppa and cake at the Bridge Centre”

st georgesCarer Helen has been fostering with Capstone since 2010 and lives in Birmingham. She has looked after a sibling group since August 2011 and because of the interests of one of her LAC she became involved with the St Georges under 10s football team that are based in North Birmingham there vision is to provide a development club to bridge the gap between grassroots and Academy football.


As Helen said this season has seen great success with the boys achieving wins and draws, manager Ray is certain the boys will continue to achieve more success in the future by the boys showing great determination and dedication to the team. They play around the surrounding areas of Birmingham, Lichfield, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Solihull.


Helen commented “The start of the season they were battling teams that had been together a few years getting beat 6-1 and in a few months they have come together as a team with great determination scores are now 4-3. They have fought hard and other coaches are amazed at how they’ve come on. Big thank you to capstone foster care for sponsoring them and the hard work put in by coaches and parents”


Capstone wanted to provide support to Helen and the children as we feel it is important to recognise the dedication of the carers to their children but also to celebrate the success and achievements of our looked after children. We have supported the Local Football Club by sponsoring their team’s kit for the new season, Helen would like to say a special thank you to all of the parents and coaches that continue to motivate the boys to continue to achieve success and stay motivated and dedicated to the team. For the boys themselves well done for the recent wins and keep up the good work.

St Georges Football Club


Hundreds of foster families from across the Midlands gathered for a night of entertainment,Alice In Wonderland Leaflet

thanks to the Sponsorship of Capstone Foster Care providing the tickets free of charge, and as part of the sponsorship sold raffle tickets for the Zimbabwe Charity ‘Mother of Peace’.  It was a great opportunity for Capstone Foster Care to support Mel Draper just one of our many talented foster carers and to unite all Foster children/young people from Local Authorities, Schools, Agencies and the wider community.

The reworked Alice In Wonderland entertained and enthralled the audience with song and dance leaving all uplifted.

The Mayor of Oaby presented a cheque for the amount £1170 to The Trustee of the Mother Peace Community Charity Belinder Dade.  This will help to provide food for an orphanage in Zimbabwe.

A big thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets all numbers will be found on Capstone’s face book.

If you missed them on Facebook see below the winning numbers.

  1. 641
  2. 510
  3. 116
  4. 115
  5. 1795
  6. 1723
  7. 030
  8. 048




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