Local fostering agency still recruiting Foster Carers during coronavirus pandemic
Romsey-based fostering agency, Blue Sky Fostering, marks this year’s Foster Care Fortnight (11th – 24th of May) by appealing to those looking for a career change to consider fostering as an option. During the pandemic, Blue Sky Fostering remains open and available to support its Foster Carers whilst continuing to recruit and train new Foster Carers, albeit virtually.
The theme for this year’s Foster Care Fortnight is ’This is Fostering’ and the agency has been highlighting the support it is giving through a series of posts on social media. Blue Sky has also been sharing stories of Foster Carers keeping their young people engaged during isolation. Foster Carers and staff have been taking part in baking competitions and a weekly Friday quiz night through online video calls, as well as a weekly blog for young people in care to submit and share their lockdown activities with each other.
Nicola Crisp, Director of Operations at Blue Sky Fostering, said:
During these unprecedented times our Foster Carers are maintaining a sense of routine, ‘normality’ and belonging and also adding in some fun for their young people.
Our Foster Carers and young people are joining in the weekly ‘Bake off’, the ‘Clap for Carers’ and providing videos for the Blue Sky family to see. There is also lots of dancing, singing, and playing games together.
Being a Foster Carer means keeping your family close by you during the pandemic, and our Foster Carers are doing exactly that.
So, if you’re looking to learn new skills and start a flexible and interesting career whilst working from home, fostering could be for you. Anyone who would like to start their journey with Blue Sky Fostering will receive unrivalled training and 24/7 support, local support groups and a competitive allowance. Join in the conversation on social media through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blueskyfostering) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/BlueSkyFoster). You can also visit their website www.blueskyfostering.com or call them on 0800 035 6499.
Photo: This is Fostering & Foster Mother and Child