8 reasons we enjoy fostering unaccompanied asylum seekers
Why become a foster carer with Brighton and Hove Council?
Here are 12 great reasons!
This week we chat to our carers Rob and Mandy Goddard who have been fostering with us at Brighton and Hove for over 23 years and have fostered more than 65 young people. They were awarded an MBE for their incredible service to fostering in 2015.
As a ‘Barnardos Boy’, Rob was fostered himself in Whitehawk and then stayed with one set of foster parents for his entire time in care. He credits his positive experience in care as the reason that he wanted to give something back and become a foster carer himself.
So has it sunk it that you have an MBE?!
My name is Katie and l am a care leaver! Since the age of four, I am fortunate to have been placed, and remain, with only one long-term Foster Carer. However, when I explain this to people, many assume it’s been an easy journey. It’s certainly not been easy, nor has it been perfect. But living with any family isn’t perfect, and that’s what family life is all about! It’s important to have people there to support you, to inspire you, but furthermore to discipline you, and tell you right from wrong!
6 reasons we love fostering teenagers
Teenagers often get bad press and regarded as disruptive and difficult. In this week’s blog we talk to some of our foster carers who enjoy the challenge of fostering teenagers and all the positives that come with it.
Teenagers are fun!
We have so much fun with our foster son. Whether it’s going to the cinema, walks with the dog, or just chatting around the table having dinner, we laugh together all the time. Lydia and James