Interested in Fostering in Bury?
Lorimer Fostering is an independent fostering agency which recruits, trains and supports people from a variety of backgrounds to become foster carers to enable them to look after children who, for various reasons, cannot live with their own families. There is a particular shortage of foster carers in Bury and we are targeting in and around the region for this coming year.
With a major shortage of about 7,000 foster carers, we are looking for more families who can make a difference in a young person’s life and provide a good home. So if you live in Bury, are considering fostering and share our passion for making a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people we are waiting to hear from you.
As a foster carer, you can help to keep families together. Whatever type of fostering you choose to do, it is a fun and rewarding career and you can make a real difference to a child’s life; watching their confidence and self-esteem grow with your care. You will gain a huge sense of achievement from caring and supporting a young person through their turbulent teenage years into adulthood.
How Do I Become a Foster Carer in Bury?
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer in the Bury area, then getting in touch with Lorimer Fostering is the first step on a long and rewarding road. We can have an informal chat to discuss and answer any of your initial questions. Who we and how we work will also be explained to you. If you would still like to move forward, then a social worker will set out to get to know both you and your family in order to determine your suitability for fostering.
Who Can Foster?
At Lorimer Fostering, we welcome people from all walks of life to become a foster carer. You can find more specific requirements elsewhere on the site, but they include:
- The applicant is over the age of 21.
- You have a spare room.
- You are committed to helping children.
Have an empty nest at home due to your children being fully grown up? Fostering could be the ideal way for you to now give back to the community, by offering a safe, warm, space to a foster child in need.
Why is Fostering in Bury Essential?
Maintaining a level of normalcy for young people entering into foster care is a huge priority. As such, wherever possible, we would like children to stay in the same school and be able to live as close to their original home as possible. For this reason, we are always looking for foster carers in the Bury area in order to have a wide source of local foster homes to rely upon.
What is the Bury Fostering Allowance?
Fostering is a career in itself, with all of the hurdles and troubles along with the triumphs and feeling of accomplishment that come with any other career path. Guiding and supporting a young person through the most difficult point in their life can be rewarding in itself! However, we also ensure that our foster carers are adequately compensated for the outstanding effort they put in and the work that they do.
With an average weekly allowance of £400 (per child), we also allow for additional stipends for holidays and other essentials. All subsequent after the first also receive an additional weekly allowance of £355. Read here for more information about foster care pay.
What Support Will I Receive?
Here at Lorimer Fostering, we believe that every child deserves their best chance. Could you be this chance? With full training, access to great support groups, 24-hour support and a close partnership with the Bury Council, fostering with Lorimer could be your ideal next step.