News And Events

  • Park the shopping trolley, and chat about foster care in Lancaster on September 20

    Park the shopping trolley and have a chat about fostering.   That’s the invitation from Community... read more »

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    CFC's summer outings went swimmingly

    Thanks to all the carers, children and staff who took part in our three summer outings.   Thirteen people... read more »

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    Lyn and Chris are a dynamic duo

    Lyn Taylor has joined Community Foster Care in a move which introduces a new job-share at the top.    She... read more »

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    Muddy but unbowed – Sheila’s team packs a punch

    She waded through water, slid over mud, ran into bogs and crawled through tunnels.   But there was a big... read more »

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    Sheila and family follow call of the wild in memory of Ian

    She may be 61, but that won’t stop Sheila Henshaw from tackling one of the toughest endurance challenges... read more »

  • Welcome back Emma!

    There were balloons, bunting and biscuits when our Registered Manager in Lancashire, Emma Weaver, came back from... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – info day in Fleetwood, September 2

    Anyone interested in fostering might want to add it to their shopping list when they go to ASDA in Fleetwood on... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – info session in Longton on September 1

    Anyone considering becoming a foster carer might want to pop in on the Western Parishes Forum taking place at Longton... read more »

  • Turn over a new leaf – look up fostering at Blackpool libraries on August 18 and 21

    If you’re popping into the library in Blackpool, keep an eye out for the team from Community Foster Care,... read more »

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    Didn't we have a flipping good time!

    Flip was the star of the show when Community Foster Care’s team in Lancashire and Cumbria held their summer party.   The... read more »

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    Barbie at Country Park was a sizzler

    Community Foster Care’s annual barbecue went with a banger when dozens of people turned up at Keynes Country... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – info day at ASDA in Fleetwood, Friday August 15

    Shoppers might want to take a break to chat about fostering when they visit ASDA in Fleetwood on Friday August... read more »

  • Facepainting and foster care event at Barton Grange Garden Centre, Brock, Sunday August 17

    Anyone considering becoming a foster carer might want to take the family to Barton Grange Garden Centre in... read more »

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    Everyone had a whale of a time at Bristol Zoo

    Community Foster Care’s trip to Bristol Zoo, on Monday 4 August, went down a storm.   The coach picked us... read more »

  • Start a new chapter – visit our foster care team at your local library

    If you’re popping in to your local library in Lancashire, keep an eye out for our information points over... read more »

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    Our Marion gets knitting for the Tour de Bunting

    When Community Foster Care’s Marion Cooke heard a call for knitters to help with the Tour de France, she... read more »

  • Talk about fostering at the Great Eccleston Show on July 12-13

    Take a break from the showground and have a chat about foster care. That’s the invitation from Community Foster... read more »

  • Appeal to Gloucester shoppers – find out about foster care on June 27

    Put foster care on the shopping list when you pop into Gloucester Farmers’ Market on Friday June 27.   That’s... read more »

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    Meet Hugh Pelham – the new Chief Executive at Community Foster Care

    Community Foster Care has appointed a new Chief Executive.   Hugh Pelham joins the independent agency,... read more »

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    Tears and cheers as Chief Exec Becky takes off to Oslo

    There were tears and cheers when Community Foster Care’s staff, carers and trustees gathered to wish Chief... read more »

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    Work for Community Family Care as a Family Support Worker £14k - £25k

    Our sister charity, Community Family Care, is looking for a Family Support Worker (Maternity Cover Contract) to... read more »

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    Sheila takes on Two Castles run in memory of her sister

    Sheila Henshaw will be running for a cause close to her heart when she laces up her trainers on June 8.   The... read more »

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    Foster team conquers Dodd Fell for charity

    Seven hardy walkers from Community Foster Care trekked to the top of Dodd Fell and raised £159 for charity.   The... read more »

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    Life after foster care – meet Jason the window cleaner

    As he launches a new business as a window cleaner, Jason Pitt looks back on his life in foster care as a bonus.   The... read more »

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    A big thank you to local businesses for supporting CFC and Foster Care Fortnight 2014

    Community Foster Care in Lancashire would like to say a huge thank you to local businesses that are supporting... read more »

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    Our Becky says farewell to her team up north

    Nearly 40 people from Community Foster Care’s northern operation gathered to wish Chief Executive Becky Pearson... read more »

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    Foster carers get an eggs-tra thankyou from Community Foster Care

    Foster carers got a sweet treat when Community Foster Care delivered Easter eggs to all its foster carers.   The... read more »

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    Anne's training in attachment and neuroscience gets top rating

    Training by Community Foster Care's Registered Manager Anne Bone got a big vote of approval in Blackburn.   Anne,... read more »

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    Chief Executive Becky shines at Women in Business Awards

    There were cheers all round when the Chief Executive of Community Foster Care Becky Pearson starred in the Gloucestershire... read more »

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    Appeal to Cirencester shoppers – find out about foster care on March 17

    Put foster care on the shopping list when you pop into Cirencester Market on Monday March 17.   The Gloucestershire-based... read more »

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    CFC's sister organisation requires a Family Support Worker for a Maternity Cover Contract

    Community Foster Care's sister organisation, Community Family Care, requires a Family Support Worker for a... read more »

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    Anne’s training in Theraplay® goes down a storm

    Community Foster Care's Registered Manager Anne Bone has training down to a T.   Anne, based in our... read more »

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    Chief Executive Becky attends reception for finalists of Women in Business Awards

    Community Foster Care's Chief Executive, Becky Pearson, was a special guest at a reception for finalists in... read more »

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    Cumbria foster carers graduate from Community Foster Care's KEEP Training Programme

    Community Foster Care's foster carers in Cumbria recently graduated from CFC's KEEP Training Programme,... read more »

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    Chief Executive Becky is a finalist in Women in Business Awards

    The Chief Executive of Community Foster Care, Becky Pearson, is a finalist in the Gloucestershire Women in Business... read more »

  • Fall in love with fostering at Burnley shopping centre on 14 February 2014

    Share the love and become a foster carer. That’s the invitation from Community Foster Care which is hosting... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – info session in Nelson on 6 February 2014

    Anyone considering becoming a foster mum or dad might want to pop in to the Grassroots Centre at St Philip’s... read more »

  • Foster carers in Cumbria and Lancashire thanked for their dedication and loyalty

    Foster carers received a hearty thank you when Community Foster Care's Chief Executive, Rebekah Pearson, hosted... read more »

  • Foster carers rewarded

    A big thank you is on the cards when Community Foster Care hosts its Carers’ Awards in Lancashire on Tuesday... read more »

  • Community Foster Care meets the neighbours in Leyland

    Community Foster Care will meet the neighbours when staff join the Leyland Neighbourhood Forum in Lancashire on... read more »

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    Appeal to Swindon shoppers – find out about foster care on 14 January 2014

    Take a break from the sales and find out about fostering.   That’s our appeal this January. Our... read more »

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    Facepainting and foster care event at Barton Grange Garden Centre, Brock, 12 January 2014

    Anyone considering becoming a foster carer might want to take the family to Barton Grange Garden Centre in Garstang... read more »

  • Foster carers thanked for their dedication and loyalty

    Foster carers received a well-earned thank you from Community Foster Care when we held our Long Service Carers’... read more »

  • Children have a say on fostering thanks to Community Foster Care

    Children will have a say on fostering when Community Foster Care holds a special consultation day on January 5.   More... read more »

  • Foster carers get a much deserved reward

    Foster carers will get a big thank you from Community Foster Care when the charity hosts its Long Service Carers’... read more »

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    Find out about foster care – info day in Workington, 15 January 2014

    Shoppers at Morrisons in Derwent Drive, Workington, can find about foster care on Wednesday 15 January 2014, when... read more »

  • Community Foster Care welcomes decision to allow children to stay with foster carers

    Becky Pearson, the Chief Executive of Community Foster Care (CFC), has welcomed the decision to allow cared-for... read more »

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    Community Foster Care receives giant cookie from Heart FM and Millie's Cookies

    What a surprise when the local radio station turned up at Community Foster Care’s offices in Staunton with... read more »

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    Find out about foster care – info day in Lancaster, 20 November 2013

    Anyone considering becoming a foster carer might want to pop into the Gregson Centre in Lancaster on November 20.   A... read more »

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    ASDA shoppers in Fleetwood bring good cheer to Community Foster Care

    Foster children in Lancashire will get a better Christmas thanks to ASDA shoppers in Fleetwood.   Community... read more »

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    Find out about foster care – info session at Morrisons in Blackpool, 7 November 2013

    Shoppers at Morrisons in Blackpool will have the chance to talk to experts about fostering if they pop into the... read more »

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    Mark Goulding joins the team at Community Foster Care

    Mark Goulding has joined Community Foster Care as a Supervising Social Worker.   Mark, 51, was brought... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – info day in Preesall on 15 October 2013

    Anyone considering becoming a foster carer might want to pop into Preesall on October 15 when our experts are hosting... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – info day in Newton-in-Furness, 20 October 2013

    Anyone considering becoming a foster carer might want to pop into Newton-in-Furness on 20 October 2013.   A... read more »

  • Community Foster Care leads the way with revolutionary new training for foster carers

    Community Foster Care's Chief Executive, Becky Pearson, is leading the way in adopting a revolutionary new... read more »

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    Community Foster Care's Chief Exec, Becky Pearson, is moving to Oslo

    Becky Pearson, the Chief Executive of Community Foster Care, is leaving Gloucestershire and heading for a new life... read more »

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    *** CANCELLED *** Community Foster Care to host information evening at YMCA Lancaster on 10 September 2013

    PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED   Anyone considering becoming a foster carer... read more »

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    Community Foster Care organises trip to Lydiard Park for foster carers and children

    Community Foster Care organised a fun day out at Lydiard Park in Swindon on 13 August 2013.   A group... read more »

  • Community Foster Care schedules next Skills To Foster course in Lancashire for w/c 19 August 2013

    Our next Skills To Foster course will take place in Lancashire on 19, 20 and 23 August, from 9:45am to 2:30pm. This... read more »

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    Community Foster Care organises great day out in Bourton

    A great day out was had on 30 July 2013, when a group of 28 carers, children and Community Foster Care staff went... read more »

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    Community Foster Care's Marion Cooke gets on her bike for hospice

    Marion Cooke is no Olympic athlete, but that didn’t stop her from cycling 140 miles and raising more than £600... read more »

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    Community Foster Care Team Building Day

    Staff had a brilliant time when the Community Foster Care team-building day took place at the Stafford Gatehouse... read more »

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    Community Foster Care's sister charity celebrates one year anniversary

    Community Foster Care's sister charity, Community Family Care, celebrated its first anniversary with a tea... read more »

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    Community Foster Care will be joining the soccer mums and dads at Abbeymead Rovers on 15 and 16 June

    Staff from Community Foster Care (CFC) will be mingling with cheering mums and dads at the Abbeymead Rovers Football... read more »

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    Community Foster Care joins campaign to offer cared-for children a better future

    Community Foster Care's Chief Executive, Becky Pearson, is lobbying MPs to increase the age that children can... read more »

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    Community Foster Care organises an exciting trip to new Clip 'n Climb in Maryport

    During the May half-term, Community Foster Care organised a visit for its children and foster carers to the newly... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – information day in Clitheroe

    An information day about fostering will be held on Saturday 1 June at Bashall Barn, Bashall Town , Clitheroe. Staff... read more »

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    Community Foster Care hosts a series of information days at garden centres all over Gloucestershire

    Staff from Community Foster Care (CFC) were on hand to plant the seed about fostering in the minds of visitors... read more »

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    Community Foster Care unites carers and their families from Cumbria and Lancashire for a fun day out

    During the Easter Holidays, Community Foster Care held a joint day out at Grizedale Forest in South Cumbria for... read more »

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    Community Foster Care carers feature in Gloucestershire Echo

    We are pleased to announce that Jennie and Jason Boyce, our foster carers from Northway, have featured in an article... read more »

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    Community Foster Care carers feature in Swindon Advertiser

    We are pleased to announce that Christine and Malcolm Coward, our foster carers from West Swindon, have featured... read more »

  • An overview of Community Foster Care's live broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire with Sally Naden

    On Monday 13 May 2013, as part of Foster Care Fortnight 2013, staff and foster carers from Community Foster Care... read more »

  • Community Foster Care's 'Foster Care Fortnight 2013' gets off to a flying start with a live broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire

    Community Foster Care's Chief Executive, Becky Pearson, today participated in a live broadcast on Sally Naden's... read more »

  • Community Foster Care will be at various venues throughout Lancashire during Foster Care Fortnight

    Staff from Community Foster Care's Preston office will be on hand to offer fostering advice at a number of... read more »

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    Community Foster Care will be at various venues in Gloucestershire during Foster Care Fortnight

    Staff from Community Foster Care will be offering advice to adults at information stands during Foster Care Fortnight... read more »

  • Community Foster Care returns to Gloucester Farmers’ Market on 10 May 2013

    After a positive day at Gloucester Farmers’ Market on 26 April 2013, Community Foster Care (CFC) will be... read more »

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    Community Foster Care Chief Exec writes about her recent Social Pedagogy Field Trip to Hamburg

    CFC's Chief Executive, Becky Pearson, has had a busy April - firstly attending the MTFC & KEEP Conference... read more »

  • Community Foster Care takes a stand at Gloucester Farmers’ Market on 26 April 2013

    Community Foster Care will be at Gloucester Farmers’ Market on Friday 26 April, offering information and... read more »

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    MTFC & KEEP Conference 2013 presentations available from Community Foster Care website

    From 10 - 12 April 2013, Community Foster Care's Chief Executive, Becky Pearson, and Chair of Trustees, David... read more »

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    Community Foster Care staff taking part in Unicef's Live Below The Line Challenge

    From 29 April to 3 May 2013, staff at Community Foster  Care and Community Family Care are going to be living... read more »

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    Community Foster Care organises drop-in event in Chorley on 12 April 2013

    Do you want to know more about fostering? Come along to our information evening at Cheeky Monkeys in Chorley... read more »

  • Community Foster Care organises drop-in event in Penwortham on 16 April 2013

    Do you want to know more about fostering? Come along to one of our information evenings where a member of staff... read more »

  • Fostering News: U-turn on bedroom tax for foster carers

    Community Foster Care is delighted that the Government has reconsidered proposals which would have penalised foster... read more »

  • Come and meet Community Foster Care - we're out and about in Lancashire during March

    Community Foster Care staff will be at a number of venues in Lancashire during the month of March: Asda Superstore,... read more »

  • Community Foster Care organises drop-in event in Lytham St. Annes on 12 March 2013

    Do you want to know more about fostering?   Come along to one of our information evenings where a member... read more »

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    Community Foster Care organises drop-in event in Lancaster on 12 February 2013

    Do you want to know more about fostering?   Come along to one of our information evenings where a member... read more »

  • New dates for Community Foster Care's re-scheduled U In Mind Training

    Part 2 of Community Foster Care's ‘U in Mind’ Training, which was postponed in November 2012 due... read more »

  • Community Foster Care will be at the Brunel Centre in Swindon on 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 January 2013

    Community Foster Care will be at the Brunel Centre for five days, from Tuesday 15 January to Saturday 19 January. Come... read more »

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    Community Foster Care appoints new Supervising Social Worker for Lancashire Office

    Community Foster Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Quigley as the new Supervising Social Worker... read more »

  • Community Foster Care will be at Sainsbury's in Garstang on 23 and 24 February 2013

    CFC staff will be at the Sainsbury's Superstore on Park Hill Road, Garstang, on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February. Manager... read more »

  • Xmas & New Year activities for Community Foster Care children and their foster families

    On 22 December 2012, Gavin Worral arranged a Christmas party for Community Foster Care children and their foster... read more »

  • Community Foster Care celebrates its Long Service Awards in Gloucestershire

    Community Foster Care held its Annual Long Service Awards on the 19 December 2012. Vice Chair of the Trustees,... read more »

  • Community Foster Care celebrates its Cumbria foster carers with an Awards Ceremony

    On 11 December 2012, Community Foster Care celebrated the commitment and contribution that our Foster Carers make,... read more »

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    Community Foster Care launches carer recruitment campaign for the Swindon and Wiltshire area

    More foster carers urgently needed! Community Foster Care is undertaking a foster carer recruitment campaign... read more »

  • Community Foster Care to attend re-scheduled Leyland Festival on 22 & 23 September 2012

    On 22 and 23 September 2012, you will be able to come and meet Community Foster Care staff at the Leyland Festival... read more »

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    Read about Community Foster Care in the Lancashire Telegraph

    Check out the article about the launch of Community Foster Care's Lancashire office in the Lancashire Telegraph: Group... read more »

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    Community Foster Care runs First Aid course for its young people

    On 30 August 2012, Community Foster Care arranged for eight of their young people attend a St John Ambulance first... read more »

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    Community Foster Care's Anne Bone invited on BBC Radio Lancashire show

    Anne Bone, Co-Manager at Community Foster Care's Lancashire office, has been invited on Sally Naden’s Show... read more »

  • Community Foster Care to attend Wyre Estuary Country Park annual open day on 19 August 2012

    Emma Weaver and Anne Bone, Co-Managers from Community Foster Care's Lancashire office in Nateby, will be attending... read more »

  • You are cordially invited to a drop-in evening at Community Foster Care's Lancashire office on 6 September 2012

    On Thursday 6 September 2012, Community Foster Care will be holding a drop-in information evening at our Nateby... read more »

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    Check out Cheltenham's Sports Fest 2012 on 30 June & 1 July

    Sports Fest 2012 is the first sports festival dedicated to celebrating and promoting Gloucestershire’s sports... read more »

  • Community Foster Care to attend Leyland Festival on 7 & 8 July 2012

    FESTIVAL CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING On 7 and 8 July 2012, you will be able to come and meet Community Foster Care... read more »

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    Announcement: Community Foster Care opens new office in Lancashire

    Community Foster Care is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Nateby, Lancashire. The new arm of... read more »

  • Read the article written about Community Foster Care's sister organisation in The Citizen

    This article about Community Foster Care's sister social enterprise, Community Family Care, recently ran in... read more »

  • Community Foster Care to attend Gloucestershire Motor Show on 9 June 2012

    On 9 June 2012, you will be able to come and meet Community Foster Care staff at the Gloucestershire Motor Show... read more »

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    Community Foster Care launches sister organisation, Community Family Care

    Here's our press release about the launch of our sister organisation, Community Family Care.   New... read more »

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    Foster Care Fortnight - Community Foster Care's 'three sisters' interviewed in The Citizen

    Community Foster Care's 'three sisters', Angela, Carol and Wendy, were recently interviewed and photographed... read more »

  • Foster Care Fortnight - Community Foster Care's Chief Exec gives the lowdown on her first live web chat

    "Today I took part in my first web-chat, hosted by The Guardian on the subject of recruiting and retaining... read more »

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    Foster Care Fortnight - Community Foster Care's Chief Exec on Guardian live web chat

    As part of Foster Care Fortnight, Community Foster Care's Chief Executive, Becky Pearson, has been invited... read more »

  • Foster Care Fortnight - Community Foster Care carer Sue Johnson interviewed on BBC Radio Cumbria

    At 9:00 on Monday 14 May 2012, Sue and Iain Johnson, foster carers with Community Foster Care, along with CFC's... read more »

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    Foster Care Fortnight - Community Foster Care's 'three sisters' interviewed by Anna King on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

    On Thursday 10 May 2012, Wendy, Angela and Carol, three sisters that foster care with Community Foster Care, were... read more »

  • Foster Care Fortnight Press Release - Meet Wendy, Angela & Carol, three sisters who foster care with Community Foster Care

    Here we meet three sisters who have all chosen to become foster carers at a time when most women are looking forward... read more »

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    Foster Care Fortnight Press Release - Meet Sue Johnson, a carer with Community Foster Care

    Here we meet foster carer Sue Johnson from Crosby Villa who has been fostering for more than 30 years – and... read more »

  • CFC Conference Speakers' Notes Now Available

    Community Foster Care's Building Communities – Developing Confidence Conference on 29 February 2012 at... read more »

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    Gloucestershire Echo reports on MP's visit to CFC

    We recently reported on MP Laurence Robertson's visit to our Gloucester office (click here to read our... read more »

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    Visit by Laurence Robertson MP

    Community Foster Care were delighted to welcome Laurence Robertson MP to visit its Gloucester office.  Afterwards,... read more »

  • We need respite carers!

    Could you foster a child for one weekend a month?  If so we want to hear from you!  We need more respite... read more »

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    Celebrating Foster Care!

    The Citizen and Echo (Gloucestershire) published an article about Rose and Wendy our longest serving foster carers... read more »

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    First enquiry from new website!

    We had our first enquiry from a potential foster carer two days after our website went live!  We particularly... read more »

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    Women in Business Awards

    Community Foster Care are delighted to have their Chief Executive Rebekah Pearson nominated for the category Business... read more »

  • Cumbria foster carers graduate from Community Foster Care's KEEP Training Programme

    Community Foster Care's foster carers in Cumbria recently graduated from CFC's KEEP Training Programme,... read more »

  • Find out about foster care – info session in Nelson on 6 February 2014

    Anyone considering becoming a foster mum or dad might want to pop in to the Grassroots Centre at St Philip’s... read more »

  • Mark Goulding joins the team at Community Foster Care in Staunton

    Mark Goulding has joined Community Foster Care as a Supervising Social Worker.   Mark, 51, was brought... read more »

  • Mark Goulding joins the team at Community Foster Care in Staunton

    Mark Goulding has joined Community Foster Care as a Supervising Social Worker.   Mark, 51, was brought... read more »

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