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Carer stories

Our foster carers' stories provide a wonderful insight into the rewarding world of fostering. They also reveal the uniqueness of each fostering placement and give you an idea of what it's like to support Herefordshire's young people.

Overnight short breaks for children with disabilities

Overnight short breaks support the families of children living with disabilities. Read about Julia's rewarding experiences of providing short breaks for over 10 years.

Julia's fostering journey

Beginning the journey

Are you curious about the path from applicant to approved foster carer? Terry and Sara's story runs through their first steps into fostering.

Terry and Sara's fostering journey

Supported lodgings providers

Supported lodgings providers help aged 18+ care-experienced young people transition to adulthood. Read more about this crucial work in Virginia's and Julie's stories.

Virginia's fostering journey

Julie's fostering journey

Fostering teenagers

Fostering teenagers can be highly rewarding. Jane and Martin's fostering journey provides an insight into their daily joys and challenges of fostering teenagers.

Jane and Martin's fostering journey

Respite fostering

Respite foster carers support full-time fostering placements by offering short-term placements, generally over weekends and school holidays. David and Michelle's story demonstrates the importance of respite care and its positive impact on their lives.

David and Michelle's fostering journey