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Month: June 2018

Things to do in Carmarthenshire

28 June 2018

If you’re looking for things to do in Carmarthen with your foster children, then look no further because we’ve collected some of our favourite places to visit.   Carreg Cennen Castle This beautiful castle is only 4 miles away from Llandeilo and boasts an intact dungeon and beautiful scenery, however the castle is located on top of a…

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Supporting the LGBT community

20 June 2018

Shocking new figures released by Stonwall Cymru today show that 34% of LGBT employees in Wales hid or disguised their sexuality at work, this figure rises to 45% when it comes to people who identify as transgender.   These are truly upsetting and shameful statistics. Every employer, large or small has a role to play in supporting their…

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We’ll be at the Pembrokeshire Show

20 June 2018

So far in our blog posts we have announced that we will be attending events that we’ve never been to before such as the Royal Welsh and the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff, however today we’re pleased to announce that we will once again be returning to the Pembrokeshire Agricultural show.   This will be the 3rd time that…

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Join us at the Cardiff Eisteddfod

19 June 2018

Yesterday we announced that we will be attending the Royal Welsh Show for the first time and today we’re excited to announce that our busy schedule of summer events includes the National Eisteddfod which this year will be held in Cardiff. For those of you who are not familiar with the National Eisteddfod it is one of the…

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Our commitment

18 June 2018

  We have already mentioned on our website, and in many of our blog posts about our values and how we always aim to be different from the larger fostering agencies. One of our most important values is ensuring that we work locally within the areas where our carers live, helping us to give back to the communities…

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Family Fostering Partners in the Royal Welsh Agriculture Show

18 June 2018

Continuing with our busy summer events diary, we will be at the Royal Welsh Agriculture show in Builth Wells for the very first time this year. If you’re going and you fancy learning a bit more about fostering, then why not pop over to our Elevan? We always have a warm tea or coffee ready for anyone who…

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Not long until the Welsh Airshow

14 June 2018

We've already announced a few months ago that we will be attending the Swansea Airshow again this year (Now called the Welsh Airshow), and we really can't wait, hopefully the weather will be just as nice as it was last year when 250,000 visitors enjoyed the spectacle! With less than 2 weeks to go we wanted to remind…

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Wales needs an extra 550 foster families

14 June 2018

  We have already written extensively about the figures released by Fostering Network during this years fostering fortnight that showed Wales needs an extra 440 foster families. This is of course slightly better than last year when the figure was 550 foster families.   It should also be noted that this year’s figures show a particular need for…

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Letter from the Minister for Children and Social Care

14 June 2018

  As part of fostering fortnight we received a lovely letter from Huw Iranca Davies AM the Welsh government minister for Children and Social Care. The letter is addressed to all foster carers/parents across Wales that work so hard every single day to achieve the very best outcomes for the children and young people in their care.   We…

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Fostering and the Military

4 June 2018

If you have been in the military and are looking for a change of career, have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer? Being in the services teaches you many qualities that would make you a fantastic foster parent. These include team work, self-discipline, patience, communication, leadership and people management, to name just a few… When you…

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