Capstone Foster Care News


Debarah from our Midlands recruitment team joined Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice for their 5k Chocolate Run in Solihull last weekend on 3rd September 2017.

Around 450 people attended the event and showed support to the local hospice, the event is a family fun filled day with child friendly warm ups, stilt walkers, and Willy Wonka themed staff & support.

 

Capstone Foster Care Charity event

 

In 2016 the event raised over 25k of vital funds needed to support the Hospice to continue to be able to support families in and around the Birmingham area with care during illness and aftercare following bereavements.

Capstone are keen to show support and donate to our local charities that support the local community and we look forward to the next one taking place on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club.

If you’re interested in fostering please join us at an upcoming event or call our team on 0800 012 4004.


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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