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Thanks to Persimmon for supporting children in care

28 November 2017 | CFC News

Jo Garstang from Community Foster Care and Diane Finch from Persimmon Homes

Community Foster Care's team in Lancaster is delighted to receive a £1,000 grant to support its work with cared-for children.

The award from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions Fund will be used to fund the creation of life story books for young children in care in Lancashire.

CFC’s Registered Manager Emma Weaver and Placement Support Worker Jo Garstang met the Persimmon team at a coffee morning at the company’s Lancashire headquarters in Lancaster Business Park, hosted by Director in Charge Chris Kershaw and Finance Director Diane Finch.

“We’re very grateful for this grant,” said Emma. “Children in care often need support to help them understand their own history and why they have come into foster care. Our life story books are one way in which we help them to find their way through tricky times.”

Community Foster Care is an independent, not-for-profit agency, based in Quarry Road, Lancaster. It provides foster carers for children all over Lancashire.

“If anyone is interested in talking to us about becoming a foster carer, we’d love to hear from them,” said Emma.

Foster carers come from all walks of life and can be male or female, single, married or divorced. They must be over 25 and in generally good health.