Capstone Foster Care News

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.

 


Sam and Paul had a child placed with them for 6 months and here they explain why they recommend fostering with Capstone and the positive impact it has on a child’s or young person’s life.

Sam said “it was just an amazing experience really, to have the opportunity to help children who need it the most and if you have a spare room and you’ve got the time and the patience, that’s all you need, you’re the perfect people to foster.”

Everyday, more and more children are being placed into care and there are sadly not enough fosters carers available for them all. Sam and Paul have had an amazing impact on this young boy’s life and have helped him to have a brighter future and they believe they were really fortunate to watch it happen.

“To look back after a placement and see a young person change and grow and come out of themselves and learn humour and social skills and genuinely become happier is just a massive, massive thing.” Paul explains.

Sam and Paul, thank you!

 

If you are interested in learning more, please call us and speak to one of the team on 0800 012 4004, or fill out our contact form or live chat. We look forward to hearing from you.


B one of our looked after children in the South West has found a new hobby that he has really connected with – Karting! B’s foster carer Trevor has been karting for about 40 years on and off which included racing at a local level and national level as an individual privateer and with his race team, Stars of Karting. B showed an interest in Karting so he progressed from watching to driving a kart. B has been easy to teach the art of motor racing and has become a good driver. Trevor hopes to enter B into a race sometime this year at Llandow or Clay pigeon raceway (where Jenson Button learned to drive with his father John Button).

B said “I like karting because I like to see how fast I can make the kart go. I also like to see how all of the mechanics work.”

Capstone are really happy that B has been inspired and Trevor has helped B to grow in confidence and develop his skills in Karting. We can’t to follow their journey together and who knows he may just become the next Lewis Hamilton.


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