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Could you be a foster carer with Hythe House Support?

Many people think they’re not the ‘right kind’ of people to be a foster carer, but carers come from all walks of life, different social and cultural backgrounds.  They can be any age, male or female, single, married or in a same-sex relationship.  Many carers have children of their own, others do not.  Some are grandparents, some own their own homes, others rent.  They are all, however, warm, genuine people with a caring nature, a sense of humour and a range of life experiences that make them adaptable and confident problem solvers.  They are willing to learn, and they’re good listeners.  They love and value children, and are warm and fun to be around.  They are generous with their time and their care, and really want to make a difference to children who need a loving, supportive family.

Does this sound like you?  If so, we would love to hear from you.

Being a foster carer isn’t just an act of generosity.  It’s a paid, professional role and you will work alongside other agencies and people who are important in the child’s life, such as birth parents, teachers and social workers.  You will be carefully vetted, properly trained and fully supported throughout your career with us.  We like to keep things personal, so we know every foster carer and every child really well.  So if you need to ring us for help or support, at any time of the day or night, we can offer practical assistance based on your actual circumstances.  As well as initial and ongoing training, we run regular support sessions where carers can get together and offer mutual support and advice.