Monmouthshire has some wonderful foster carers, but sadly not enough, meaning children and young people are growing up without a place they can call home. For those children, their only Christmas wish is to be part of a loving family, which is why Monmouthshire County Council is urgently seeking more foster carers.
Foster Wales Monmouthshire is looking for homes for these children, calling out to Monmouthshire residents to consider fostering. As a foster carer you will receive an allowance for every foster child in your care, and as a foster parent you’ll also receive an allowance too. It’s about taking care of the everyday, as well as helping create more special memories. Monmouthshire’s fostering team will also be there to provide excellent practical and emotional support to you and your foster child along their journey.
Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for its fostering service, Councillor Tudor Thomas said:
“If you’ve previously considered fostering, please come along to our drop-in sessions to talk with us – it could be life-changing. Monmouthshire County Council offers excellent training and support for foster carers and it really is so rewarding. Please consider taking the first step to transform a child or young person’s life today.”
If you have ever thought about fostering, and have a spare room in your home, please get in touch today. What you can offer a child will be life changing for them.
Monmouthshire County Council is holding a series of drop-in events around the County, so please pop along for an informal chat about fostering at the following locations:
Shire Hall Monmouth 25th November 10am-3pm, Waitrose Abergavenny 29th November 1pm-6pm, Abergavenny Market 6th December 10am -3pm, Waitrose Abergavenny 7th December 1pm-6pm, Caldicot Hub 9th December 10am – 3pm, Waitrose Monmouth 12th December 1pm-5pm, Waitrose Monmouth 16th December 2pm-3:30pm.
For anyone who has thought about fostering but has never made the first step, here is some information about a local child who urgently needs a home today. Ellie (not her real name) is currently living in a children’s home. She loves roller skating, dancing and eating pizza, and her favourite film is Encanto. She is described by people who know her, as a little girl who is kind, considerate and empathetic. Christmas is a really difficult time for Ellie as it is a reminder that she doesn’t have a family or a home of her own.This little girlis so desperate for a family that she has asked her friends in the playground if they have room at home for ‘one more child’. Ellie has told us that she wants to live with people who are ‘nice’, who will ‘be kind’ to her and who will ‘take care of her’. If you think you could offer Ellie a home, contact the team today.