Search

Redbridge Council ‘urgently’ needs more foster carers

PUBLISHED: 14:06 13 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:23 13 September 2016

Fosterparent and her child

Fosterparent and her child

Archant

Redbridge Council is holding a fostering information session tonight in Ilford, for carers they “urgently need” for children aged 11 and over.

If you could provide a caring and safe home for a young child, head to Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, from 6pm to 8pm where staff will answer all your questions.

To foster, you can be single, married, straight or gay, living together, working, unemployed or retired.

The council’s weekly allowances range from £288 to £441 per week.

Cllr Elaine Norman, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “You can make a real difference to a young person’s life by becoming a foster carer.

“There is lots of support available, and social workers will be on hand to provide regular support and work closely with anyone who decides to foster.

“If you have a spare room and the energy and commitment to foster, please come along to the information session and find out more.”

To find out head along to Redbridge Central Library tonight or click here.

If you cannot make it, there will be another event on October 11.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder