Make a difference with a career in fostering
- By Elaine Bird
- 06 January 2021
- North-West Norfolk
There is a rising need for children and young people across Norfolk who need foster care, where a safe home and nurturing family environment is offered. Nexus Fostering, a local, friendly and professional fostering agency are recruiting local Foster Carers to support vulnerable children and young people.
Being a Foster Carer means that you’ll be able to have a fulfilling career as a highly trained carer whilst making a real difference to the lives of children and young people. Almost anyone from all walks of life can foster, whether you practice a religion, have or haven’t got children, are married, single or in a same-sex relationship. It doesn’t even matter if you have pets at home or think you’re too old… You’re needed! All that is asked, is that you have a spare bedroom.
Nexus Fostering offer full and ongoing training and you’ll be supported right from the start. You’ll receive a competitive fostering allowance which covers the professional fee to you as a Foster Carer as well as covering the cost for caring for the child.
Foster Carer Frankie says: “As a foster parent the biggest benefit and reward I have ever gained is in the positive difference I can and have made to the life of the child or young person… while fostering may initially be one of the biggest leaps of faith you could ever possibly make in your life, you’ll soon realise how privileged you are to be in a position where you can make lasting bonds with foster children that not only improve their life, but better your life as well. Seeing a once timid, shy and unconfident foster child begin to blossom into a positive, hopeful, and self-assured young person gives you a feeling that cannot be compared to.”
If you are interested in becoming a Nexus Foster Carer then call our fostering team on 01603 951 405 or enquire through our website at www.nexusfostering.co.uk