Capstone Foster Care News

Capstone North recently held a Capstone Carers Catch Up at Frankie and Benny’s in Blackburn.

We had a lovely mix of carers join us on the day including, a young couple, Kim and Pete who started fostering in their 20’s, Janet and Richard Llewellyn who have just been approved, a single male carer, Chris, who transferred to Capstone, and Mariam and Nazir Patel who are just a few weeks into their first fostering placement with us. The mix of carers shows us that becoming a foster carer isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ model.

Linked by the children they foster, Kim and Pete look after the brother of a child looked after by Chris. The support between them highlights exactly what it’s like to be a part of the Capstone family. The friendships made at Capstone through events, training and catch ups enable us all to support each other. For new carers and even those thinking of fostering, these get-togethers are important to settle any fears about fostering!

Social worker Adam D and Recruitment Co-ordinator Adam B enjoyed hearing all of the insightful, flowing conversations and positive honest stories about the carers’ fostering experiences and Capstone.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, or want to find out more information then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Check out our events page to find out when the next meet ups are happening or simply pick up the phone to talk to one of our friendly members of staff.


I was thrilled to have 15 of our Dartford Looked after children join myself, Sandy and Kirsten for a fun afternoon during half term last week. The young people enjoyed playing games of bouncy dodge ball, an interactive climbing wall and battling each other and us staff on the gladiator beam! We finished of our afternoon of fun with a yummy lunch together at gourmet burger kitchen which included plenty of ice cream for dessert!!

I want to thank our fabulous foster carers for bringing the children along to enjoy the day and most of all to the young people for keeping us adults entertained all afternoon with your awesome personalities and bundles of energy!!

Until next time! See you soon…………Lara x


We said goodbye to Deb L on Friday. Deb’s said “The last 18 months at Capstone have been great. During my time at Capstone I have met some amazing, caring staff members and fabulous carers.

Capstone staff genuinely care which is the key to finding caring and compassionate foster carers. I personally will miss all of my colleagues especially my team:

  • Ally who was my right hand
  • Debi who loves my tea
  • Manisha who is the private investigator of the office
  • Emma who says it as it is
  • Sunjay high up in the running for best dressed
  • Kelly and her excitable, fun personality!
  • James who eats everything in sight
  • Jodie best new comer
  • Thank you to Sara and Alison for giving me the opportunity to join the Capstone Family.

Capstone Midlands add smiles and laughter to the office, even throughout the hard times of the fostering industry. The staff maintain professionalism and great work ethics at all times. Carers, keep up the inspiring work that you do making a difference and changing lives.

As one chapter closes another one opens.

Farewell…

 

 


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