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Youngsters have fun whilst parents chat

Fostering Published Monday, 30th July 2018

More than 70 children and adults went along to an event held by Home For Good Support Group in Worcester.

The format of the group is that everyone can come together for lunch, refreshments and chat; then the youngsters all go downstairs and do fun activities whilst the adults stay upstairs.

All attendees were either foster carers, adopters or kinship carers in Worcestershire with no professionals there, such as social workers, so was very much a relaxed family event.

Fostering in Worcestershire supports Home For Good and their support group and the two have built up a good working relationship over the years.

Richard Proctor, Chairman of H4G Worcestershire, said: "In the past two years it has been a pleasure to support and work with Worcestershire County Council and we have been delighted with the success of the project.

"The recent event was a huge success and both the adults and children enjoyed themselves. We are seeing growing numbers each time and anticipate it becoming a regularly attended group"

Richard adds: "Home for Good believe that the Church can make a difference and actively encourages families to provide loving homes for children in care".

At the event on 14 July, there was a guest speaker Nicola Marshall from Braveheart Education, which educates and assists those living or working with looked after children/adopted children.

The next support group will be on 20 October at Freedom Church, Worcester and all carers and adopters are welcome.

For details of future events organised by Home For Good Support Group go to https://www.facebook.com/homeforgoodworcester/ or for all Worcestershire Fostering events visit https://www.worcestershirefostering.co.uk/events/