A variety of bear-themed family games, activities and competitions are planned at
Taunton Library during February Half Term (11-18 February), inspired by Fostering In
Somerset’s latest TV campaign: Anna’s Story.
The week offers something for all ages, with activities such as craft sessions, Lego
play, and story-times running alongside a week-long treasure trail.
The activities are part of an ongoing Somerset County Council partnership between
Fostering In Somerset and Somerset Libraries to help to raise awareness of the need
for more foster carers in the county. It follows the success of their creative writing
competition last May.
Fostering In Somerset’s recruitment team will be on hand each day between 10am2pm throughout the week, providing those interested in fostering with the
opportunity to learn more about fostering and have any questions answered.
Cllr Tessa Munt, Somerset County Council’s Lead Member for Children and Families,
said: “With over 500 young people in Somerset needing foster homes, we are looking
for more foster carers. I would encourage anyone interested in fostering – whether
now or in the future – to come down and speak to our team. These sessions provide
a fun and informal chance to have myths busted and questions answered, and
Taunton Library is an amazing place to relax and recharge.”
All activities are free to attend, with some requiring pre-booking as they’ll be
popular. For a full list of activities, as well as times and how to book, visit: Half Term
Bear Trail & Activities (fosteringinsomerset.org.uk).
As a Somerset foster carer, you could change a child’s story whilst receiving a weekly
fee and allowances. We’ll also offer you training and support, so if you’re aged 21 or
over, with a spare room in your home and you’re interested in a new career, talk to
us on 0800 587 9900 or visit http://www.fosteringinsomerset.org.uk to find out more.