Capstone Foster Care News

thumbIf you would like to find out more about fostering in the Somerset area, members of our Somerset fostering team will be available at a number of Garden Centres throughout the next few months.

These days will be a great opportunity to meet our team and help you gain further insight and professional advice about any questions you may have about becoming a foster carer:

  • Saturday 9th May Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
  • Thursday 14th May Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-On-Sea
  • Friday 5th June Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-On-Sea
  • Saturday 13th June Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury

We look forward to seeing you there, however if you are unable to make any of the days listed, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0845 872 0650. We will be happy to help in any way we can, either talking you through the process or answering any queries you may have.

imagesAnja wrote this emotional poem for her former foster carer Dianne. Dianne said “Anja sent this to me as a Facebook status for all to see, and it makes my heart swell”.

We shared this on our own Facebook page and it received hundreds of likes, shares and comments.

Dianne has fostered many children and her support has had a huge impact on their lives.



Vicki-and-Russell-SW-234x300On 15th January, we invited all carers from the South West region to join us to celebrate the New Year at the Bridge House in Longham. The event was in recognition of the hard work foster carers do in making a difference to children’s lives. The dinner was an opportunity to thank carers for supporting children to be happy and healthy whilst in foster care. Foster carers mingled together and were welcomed by the team of social workers, therapists, administrators and management. Foster carers Russell and Vicki commented on how successful the evening was:

“Russell and I attended the meal at the Bridge house. Due to having young children my husband hasn’t been able to come the past few years so it was great to be able to get a baby sitter and both go.We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with other carers who we know from social events, training courses and some who have had our foster children for respite.?It’s also nice to share a meal with our social workers who we spend so much time with throughout the year.??Each year there are new faces which is always lovely to see. The three course meal and wine was very impressive although I always eat too much! A thoroughly enjoyable evening which always brightens up January!”

Regional Director, Steve Hunt added: “It was a great opportunity for carers from all over to the region to meet and share experiences. Capstone Foster Care has a fantastic and dedicated group of foster carers looking after children in care and it was great to be able to celebrate with them and thank them for all their hard work.”

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