Interested in Fostering in Preston?
We are desperately in need of foster carers in Preston. If you’re a Preston resident with an empty room and a kind and loving nature, you could be our next foster parent.
Many children and young people are having to move away from their local area in search of foster carers. Lorimer Fostering aims to place Preston children with foster parents in their home area. Have you got what it takes to be a foster carer?
Foster carers play a vital role in ensuring young people throughout the north-west are cared for if their birth family are no longer able to care for them.
Children and young people may need a foster home for a number of different reasons. It may be that there is a family illness and they need short-term care, they may need emergency respite or weekend breaks, or some may need to be placed in foster care for months or even years until they reach adult age. Whatever their situation, at Lorimer Fostering, our aim is to match children to suitable families. Could you help?
How do I become a foster carer in Preston?
If you’re interested in taking the next step, we encourage you to get in touch with Lorimer Fostering for a friendly, informal chat. This will give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. We will also tell you a little bit more about who we are and how we work. If you’d still like to go ahead, you will meet with a social worker who will get to know you and your family and then make a decision about your suitability for fostering.
Why is fostering in Preston needed?
It’s important for young people going into foster care that things remain as normal as possible. This means, whenever possible, we want to ensure that children stay in the same school and don’t have to move too far away from their family home. We are always looking for foster carers in and around Preston to place local children in local foster homes.
Who can foster in Preston?
We welcome people from all walks of life and recognise the benefit a diverse range of foster carers brings to the children. You can find out more about who can become a foster carer by clicking on the link. In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be over the age of 21
- Have a spare room in your home
- Be committed to helping others
If your kids have flown the nest, then fostering can be a great way to give back to your community and offer a safe, warm and supportive environment to a young person.
How much is the Preston fostering allowance?
Foster caring is a diverse career path with many challenges and hurdles but it also brings with it many rewards and a sense of achievement. Through your expertise and training, you can help support and guide a young person during a very confusing time of their life. That in itself is a huge reward! However, we also want to make sure our foster carers are adequately compensated for the amazing work that they do.
In addition to receiving a weekly allowance to help towards the cost of taking care of a child, we also pay an additional stipend to the foster carer for their hard work and dedication. On average, foster carers receive £400 per week for the first child in their care and then £355 for subsequent placements. You can read more about our foster care pay here.
What support will I receive?
At Lorimer Fostering we believe that every child deserves the best chance in life. To help make this a reality, we provide our foster carers with excellent training, access to support groups, 24 hour support and enjoy a close partnership with Preston Council and other statutory agencies.
If you need help with the fostering process or have questions or queries about being foster carer contact us by either calling 08700 38 77 99 or get the process started by filling in your details below.