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Caerphilly County Borough Council supports Foster Care Fortnight

Posted on : 10 May 2019

Caerphilly County Borough Council supports Foster Care Fortnight
Caerphilly County Borough Council is supporting Foster Care Fortnight from May 13th to May 26th through a series of events that are taking place throughout the borough. These events aim to raise awareness of the benefits of being a foster carer and the difference it can make to a child’s future.

There is currently a need for more foster carers for children of all ages in the county borough who would be willing to help give them the best start in life.  Following a review of finances last year, there has been a fee increase for foster carers, making sure people are more eaily supported when choosing this rewarding life choice.

To help publicise the benefits, Caerphilly Foster Carers will walk across the Caerphilly county borough in 5 mile stages over a 5 day period starting at Risca and ending in Rhymney.  Members of the public are all invited to take part as runners, joggers, walkers or cyclists; whatever suits your style.

The days will be laid out as follows:

Monday 13th May – Leave Risca Park at 10am and finish at Newbridge Memorial Hall.

Tuesday 14th May - Depart at 10am at Newbridge Memorial Hall and finish at the Caerphilly MIST office, The Hub, Hebron House, Libanus House, Blackwood.

Wednesday 15th May – Meet at 10am at Penallta House, Tredomen Business Park, Ystrad Mynach, then depart and finish at Pontygwindy House, 7 DeClare Court, 5 Sir Alfred Owen Way, Pontygwindy Industrial Estate, Caerphilly.  

Thursday 16th May – Leave Penallta House at 10am and finish at 43 William Street, Bargoed.

Friday 17th May – Meet at 10am at William Street, Bargoed, and finish at the Integrated Health and Social Care Resource Centre, Lawn Terrace, Rhymney, Tredegar.

At all these events, refreshments will be provided upon arrival at the destinations. 

In addition to this, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s staff will also be taking part in the Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K on Sunday 19th May.  Staff and foster carers will be easily recognisable for the events in special t-shirts and will hand out leaflets containing information about an open day at Ty Penalta Rugby Club on Wednesday June 5th from 10am to 8pm.

If you are interested in fostering for Caerphilly please come along and meet with foster cares and fostering workers who will be available to answer any questions you have over a cup of tea and a cake. 

Cllr Carl Cuss, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Well-being said, “Being a foster carer can be really rewarding and can make a real difference to a child’s life. I hope these events help to raise awareness of the benefits and help to find more children a loving and happy home.”
For more information about fostering visit: https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/fostering


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