Capstone Foster Care News

This week at Capstone North we celebrated the opening of our new office in Heywood, Greater Manchester. It was an exciting day for all involved which brought our staff, carers and the children / young people we look after all together to catch-up and check out the new environment – it was great to see everyone come together. The staff deserve a special recognition who have worked extremely hard to make the office feel homely and welcoming.

In addition, special thanks to our Support Workers Helen, Hayley and Janet our Teacher have created fabulous artwork displays to showcase all the positive outcomes of fostering with Capstone and we couldn’t be more thankful for all their efforts. Even Richard, our CEO, took the time out of his busy schedule to come and see the new premises and speak to carers and the children / young people.

Thank you to everyone who visited the office!

 


On Wednesday 8th August we held the first of many Summer holiday activities for the local looked-after children/young people and their foster carers in Bristol. We invited them to Air Hop, the world’s biggest trampoline park, and we had a brilliant turnout of 22 children, 12 foster carers and 3 staff members. You could see by the children’s / young people’s faces that they had a great time with beaming smiles and red faces!

The day also provided a great opportunity for our foster carers to have a catch up and chat about their experiences with those in similar positions in the café while their children had fun. AM (a looked-after child who attended) said: “I thought it was brilliant. The trampolines were fun – especially if you had someone to play with (I made a new friend!). The battle beam was fun as you would fall onto this big cushion and it wouldn’t hurt at all because it was so soft. The pizza was delicious and it was a great idea to have a Domino’s after bouncing!”

In addition, Janine (one of our foster carers) added: “Great venue – it was lovely to see the kids having so much fun! Good coffee, and nice to catch up / meet other Foster Carers and Social Workers!”

To find out about upcoming events in your area, visit: https://www.capstonefostercare.co.uk/events/


Our looked after children and foster carers from Hampshire and Dorset spent a wonderful day at the Dorset Water Park on Saturday 28th. July.

The day kicked off at 11am with children and carers scrambling over the enormous inflatables on the lake, followed a picnic under a gazebo. The picnic provided the perfect opportunity for carers and young people to catch and enjoy the laid-back setting of the water park. It was lovely to see such an excellent turnout by carers and young people, and the feedback from all who attended was exceptionally positive.

The Watlings family said:

“Today we went to the Dorset Water Park. We had such a brilliant time, even our 6 year old daughter was able to take part for the first time, and she loved it. Thank you Capstone, for a great day, our family love the days organised by the social workers 👍”. Mia, aged 6 added, “I liked the life guard with the long hair, he was so nice and held my hand to help me across the difficult bits”.

The Friberg family added:

“We really enjoyed ourselves even though I didn’t take part in the activity, I had great fun watching everyone else. We really enjoy it when Capstone arrange days out, it’s a great opportunity to relax and have fun with the other carers. The children really enjoy seeing the other children, my own birth children enjoy meeting up with foster children we have had on respite in the past and our foster child enjoys mixing with other foster children. It was a nice change to do something different.”

We as a team would like to thank all those who attended, and we’d also like to thank all the foster carers who attended for their continued work and support with their young people. A special thanks goes to Nikki Youngs, who singlehandedly organised the entire day.

 


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