kerry hamperWhen we asked Kerry and Nathan why they thought fostering with Capstone is great – they said:

“We feel very proud and privileged to be foster carers for Capstone. We know that we are valued and cared for and this is hugely important when looking after a young person in care. Capstone is like one big extended family for us, we know if times get tough, we will get the support we need and when times are good, together we celebrate our successes.

 

We also get to attend lots of therapeutic training which is not only interesting but helpful in our day to day lives. For us, it is all the above that helps us to be the best foster carers we can be and this in turn helps us to make a big difference in the lives of children and young people.”

 

Kerry and Nathan have been fostering for 3 years and are supported by our team in Devon. They’ve attended lots of training and have been able to support children with various needs and behaviors, to get through a tough time. We think they’ve shown lots of resilience and patience and they’re always open to learn new ways to best support the young people in their care. We really value the commitment from Kerry and Nathan not only in their fostering task, but also in their continued actions to help us find more people to foster children in need.

 

We recently sent Kerry and Nathan a hamper to let them know we think they are great too.

Kerry said: “Thank you for this gift, it’s so kind, we really appreciate it. This hamper will be great for a family night watching a movie and spending some quality time together”.

 


Date: Thursday 7th & 14th September 2017

Starts: 2pm on 7th &10.00 am on 14th

Ends: 5pm on 7th & 12.00 noon on 14th

Venue: Mary Hall Suite, Kingsteignton Town Hall, Rydon Road, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3LP

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people?

We are currently looking for foster carers in Kingsteignton and the Surrounding areas to join us at Capstone.
Scott and our team will be available to answer any questions you have about fostering. We really look forward to
meeting you and encourage those who have considered fostering to come along and have a chat as it is a great
opportunity to find out more information.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you can’t make this event but think fostering could be right for you please make an
enquiry using our website form or call 01454 423 820 and speak with Karen who will be happy to help. Here’s Karen with more info:

 

Read more about our new Manager, Scott:

 

Capstone Foster Care are based in Kingsteignton. They have been recruiting foster carers in Teignbridge for over 10 years and currently support 30 carers from this office. Scott Wickers has recently taken over the Area Manager role at the Kingsteignton office.

Scott commented “We are holding open events on 7th & 14th September 2017 at the Kingsteignton Town Hall, (Mary Hall Suite). Last year we received over 300 referrals in the Devon area for children looking for a home, this is why we are looking for committed, caring couples and individuals to provide high quality care to a range of young people. In return, we provide a comprehensive package of training and support as well as a generous allowance. Myself and my team look forward to speaking to the local community.”

Here’s a comment from one of our local carers Daniella “I made the initial phone call and I was asked if capstone could visit us at our home. After this home visit, we felt very optimistic! We filled in the paperwork needed and then we met our supervising social worker who has been incredible throughout our journey!”

Scott’s passion lays with improving the lives of children in care. These children require skilled reparative parenting. I consider foster carers to be extra special members of the community. They have a relentless task which requires access to support and assistance by a skilled team of social work experts. Improving children’s lives and providing them with a positive experience of being a child demands a dedicated team approach. Being part of such a team with Capstone is a privilege. I’m looking forward to writing my next social work chapter with Capstone.

Capstone has a network of experienced Social Workers to guide applicants through the fostering assessment process and a great admin team around them who work closely with carers and are always guaranteed a warm welcome at the office.


Last week a group of 55 staff, foster carers and children attended the Brokerswood Event Day.

Things were a bit muddy for us but we were lucky to have clear skies and some sunshine. Over the course of the day we were separated into 4 groups which rotated to take part in canoeing, tree climbing, archery and high ropes Tarzan trail. It was a joy to see how much a lot of our children have grown since last year and even better to see them overcome and accomplish some great outdoor challenges.
There was a great atmosphere and buzz throughout the day even after one group capsized their canoe. Thanks again for all that attended. 
 
L from Trowbirdge stated “We had a fantastic day doing things we wouldn’t normally try.”
 
C from Bath enjoyed the day and “was going on a bug hunt.”
 
“It was an excellent day and enjoyed by all I spent the day with” said P from Bristol 
 
“There was a lovely atmosphere there, and it was really good to spend some time with the children, and some relaxed time with friends!”– R from Somerset

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