Capstone Foster Care News

Capstone Midlands have made 14 boxes for the elderly who will be alone in the community this Christmas.

The organisation Capstone Midlands are supporting is Friends of North Solihull’s ‘No one should have no one at Christmas’ campaign. Volunteer’s and organisers deliver these parcels to the community before Christmas and spend some time with them when delivering the parcels.

We focus so much of supporting the next generation its important to remember our elders, that’s why we have chosen to support this cause for the last 2 years.

Next year we plan on supporting women’s refuges.


Debarah from the Midlands foster carer recruitment team joined Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice for their Jingle Bell Jog.

Around 700 people attended the event and showed support to the local hospice. The Jingle Bell Jog involved a festive family fun, with the Grinch as the surprise guest.

At Capstone, we are keen to show continued support to St Mary’s Hospice for the end of life care and support they provide to individuals, their families, carers and loved ones, across Birmingham and Sandwell.

This Christmas day, it will cost around £22,000 to run the Hospice in Selly Oak. Birmingham.  Well done to those that participated.

The Jingle Bell Jog is a great opportunity to meet families, it’s also a reminder that although Christmas brings some families together we must remember this time of year can be a difficult occasion for many families, and there are many people that need your help.


Hayley Bancroft and Jo Kelly have been holding a three week girls group to promote positive self-esteem, body image and healthy relationships.

The aims of each session changed slightly to suit the needs of the young people that attended. 4 young girls have attended each week.

The weeks was broken down as follows:
Week 1- Ice Breakers, work around Hayley getting to know them, Self-esteem, your own personal shield. The things that were important to help them feel safe.
Week 2- Their home environment and what people contribute positively around them towards their self-esteem.
Week 3- What you should wear on a date, they also made pizza and cakes as a treat and also decided to do make overs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the young people T said ‘It’s been better than I thought it would be’ another young person ‘ asked can we meet every week?’

Hayley and Jo said ‘ it was a great success and it was nice to see the young people interacting positively with each other’

The group was a success and the young people have decided to meet every 8 weeks. Capstone North will be also looking at holding a boys group and then also a mixed young people group


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