September Roundup at Lorimer!
September is a busy month all round and it’s been no different for everyone here at Lorimer! We’ve had training at the office, held a Foster Carer support group, and have shared lots of information to help with back-to-school worries. Now, it’s time for us to share our monthly roundup with you!
Returning to Education
This month children and young people have been returning to their education settings. This means a new year, new faces, and perhaps a new school or a move to college. We hope this can bring lots of new learning opportunities and adventures!
Some young people will have left for university over the last couple of weeks too, starting new and exciting chapters in their lives.
We are so excited for each and every one of our children and young people and can’t wait to hear about all of their fantastic achievements to come!
Foster Carer Support Group
We are pleased to be holding regular in-person support groups and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has attended so far and especially Ann who has been organising them.
In September our Foster Carers some staff members met at a lovely venue in Newton-le-Willows. There was even a special guest appearance as pictured above!
We will be sending out an email shortly with details for the November support group, so keep an eye out for that! Come along and meet up with fostering friends for mince pies..
We hope to see you there!
Find a Family
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about our Find a Family campaign. You could earn up to £1000 by referring someone new to our agency.
At Lorimer, we know it’s vital for each young person to be cared for in a safe and loving home. To make sure this is possible, we’re asking our Foster Carers to encourage more people to consider fostering. This will help to build our fostering community.
Find out more about how to get involved by visiting the Find a Family section of our website.
– Bullying Worries?
Are you worried that a child or young person in your care is being bullied?
The Anti-Bullying Alliance provide a wealth of tools and guidance on their website for parents & carers including guides and free courses that you might find useful.
Click here to visit their website.
– NSPCC Learning
If you would like to learn more about key topics that affect a young person’s health and development, you can visit the NSPCC Learning website for lots of relevant information.
Find out more here.
– Supporting Someone who Feels Suicidal
If you need help supporting someone who might feel suicidal, please take a look at this useful resource provided by Mind.
You can download it here.
Respite Foster Carers
We’re currently searching for more Respite Foster Carers to join our friendly fostering team; to help look after children and young people for short periods and weekends.
If you’d like to learn more, you can read first-hand about respite fostering from our wonderful Foster Carers, John and Hayley. They kindly wrote a blog post for us about their experiences. Take a look below.
Thanks for reading our September roundup blog!
Get in Touch
If you would like to get in touch, you can call, text or WhatsApp Rachael on 07938 575 738; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer us to call you, please submit your details using the form below; and we’ll get back to you soon!