#ChangeAFuture | Rachael’s Story | Foster Care Fortnight
The theme for this years Foster Care Fortnight campaign ran by leading fostering charity The Fostering Network is ‘#ChangeAFuture’.
Changing futures is something we know all of our foster carers strive to do. They work with the young people who live with them every day to make sure that they achieve their goals. The aim of the #ChangeAFuture campaign is to showcase the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. We spoke with Rachael, a Lorimer foster carer, about the young person living with her and her family. Rachael is very committed and does everything she can to help her placement achieve great things. You can read her story below.
Rachael’s #ChangeAFuture Story
“The young person who I foster received the Celebration of Achievement Award for Personal Achievement. I nominated her for everything she’s achieved so far in such a short space of time while being placed with us.”
“Coming out of nurture room and joining mainstream class, joining Brownies (which she loves!), working hard in her swimming lessons, joining a new dance class and gaining lots of confidence in herself!”
“She really enjoyed the night of the Award Ceremony and happily went off to do activities on her own including a bucking broncho!!! And then had the courage to go up on stage to receive her award in front of 500 people which in itself is a massive achievement.”
“She also joined in at the DJ and Open Mic day that Lorimer arranged. She is doing great at embracing and trying new activities.”
“Even though it’s a hard job at times, watching and seeing the developments she has made makes me proud of what we’ve all achieved together as a family. I also couldn’t do it efficiently without the support and training I get from Lorimer!”
Liz, who is Rachael’s Social Worker, said, “The young person placed with Rachael recently went to the Awards Ceremony for looked after children at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. She went up on stage on her own to receive her award in front of 500 strangers! It is such an amazing achievement for an 8 year old who was very anxious and fearful when first placed.”
Could You #ChangeAFuture?
If you think you can help a young person to change their future then please get in touch. Submit your details on this page and we will call you back, or, alternatively contact us on 0800 038 7799. We look forward to hearing from you!