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Gloucestershire foster carers rewarded for their dedication by Community Foster Care

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: December 20, 2013

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Foster carers received a well-earned thankyou from Community Foster Care when the charity held its Long Service Carers’ Awards.

More than 30 carers with their partners and children received a gift as a mark of appreciation for their loyalty at a celebratory lunch.

Rebekah Pearson, chief executive of Community Foster Care, based in Staunton, said: “It’s amazing to look at the achievements of our foster carers – their commitment, dedication and care of the children placed with them.

“Our awards day is about celebrating that and saying thankyou for giving so much of themselves to the young people in their care.”

Trustee of the charity John McLaughlin said 2013 had been a challenging year, particularly because of public spending cuts.

He added: “Whether we like it or not, there is less money in the system and foster care services have taken a hit. It’s a much tougher environment. But Community Foster Care has a proud history and we continue to grow.”

“We value the work our carers do. They work tirelessly to achieve good outcomes, always putting the children first so they can perform better when it comes to everything from education to wellbeing and confidence.”

Community Foster Care has been providing professional foster care since 1999. It is a registered charity and not-for-profit company.

Foster carers come from all walks of life and can be single, married or divorced; male or female. They must be aged 25-70.

For more info: www.communityfostercare.co.uk

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  • honslknjklyt  |  December 21 2013, 4:15PM

    I knew a foster carer, a lady called Doris. She was incredible. I will never forget her. She was in her 60s when I knew her and single. Her home she dedicated to the children she cared for. She loved them like her own. I have never known a woman like her. So caring, her ultimate aim was doing what was best for the children while trying to keep battling parents and impossible social workers happy. She was tireless in her impression, though I am certain she must have got tired. She was truly incredible. I must ring her and say hello!!!

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