Tag Archives: Fostering in Somerset

Why it’s good to ‘Stay Put’

Foster Carers and the young people they care for are being encouraged to stay together longer, to help give young care leavers a smoother journey into adulthood. Brother and sister – Dale, 19, and Kaleigh, 17 – have thrived growing up with their Foster family in Somerset. In this short video, they talk about why […]

The Little Moments that Make a Big Difference

Cooking together, first holidays and going to the seaside are all some of the first special memories foster carers and a former foster child have shared in a heart-warming video marking Foster Care Fortnight. Tommy Wardle, expressed his gratitude to his Foster Carers who he now calls Mum and Dad, for all the special moments […]

Nerf Blasting Fun In Street!

Children of Somerset foster carers were treated by Somerset County Council to an energetic day out on Tuesday (11 April), enjoying some Nerf Blasting fun in Street. Over 25 children met to have fun, running around playing games amongst neon-painted scenery and inflatables whilst enjoying spending time with other children from families who foster. “It […]

They’re back on YouTube! Trudy and Matt’s Fostering blog #3: “On fostering teenagers”

Somerset County Council Foster Carers Trudy and Matt are back with the third lively instalment of their YouTube fostering blog – this time, focusing on teenagers. Trudy Patch, 36, and her husband Matt, 40, live in Frome. They have three children of their own and were originally approved for 0 to 6 year olds, but […]

1st birthday party for Somerset Foster Carers

A voluntary organisation set up to give Somerset County Council Foster Carers a stronger voice has celebrated its first birthday. The Somerset Foster Care Association (SFCA) is run by carers and is working towards giving them greater influence over and input into the services that support them. It gives carers regular opportunities to come together […]

Watchet LIVE Music Festival bangs the drum for Somerset Fostering

The Wurzels aren’t the only big Somerset name hoping to make the crowds smile at a popular West Somerset festival this coming August bank holiday weekend. Watchet LIVE Festival is gearing up to welcome none other than Sparky the Dragon and Somerset County Council’s professional and friendly Fostering Recruitment Service in to spread the word […]

Trudy & Matt, Episode Two: “It’s all about teamwork at the end of the day”

Episode Two of an enthusiastic Somerset Fostering couple’s new, documentary-style fostering video blog, giving an insight into their fostering experiences, can now be watched online. Somerset County Council Foster Carers, Trudy and Matt Patch, have recorded their second “v-log” on why having a strong support network in fostering is so important to them. In it, […]

LGBT Fostering & Adoption Week 2016: Want to make a difference? Go for it!

A gay couple who foster children in Somerset are sharing their story to inspire others who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender to come forward. It’s ahead of LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2016 (Monday 7-13 March 2016). Taunton-born Chris, 45, and Devon-born Ian, 31, have been civil partnered for eight years, and were […]