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Foster care info at Better Leisure Sports Centre, Workington and Slimming World throughout February

23 January 2019 | CFC News

Anyone interested in a new challenge is welcome to find out about fostering from Community Foster Care at Better Leisure Sports Centre in Griffin Street, Workington every Monday in February.

Staff from the not-for-profit agency, based in Peart Road, Workington, will be there from 9.30am until 12.30pm on February 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Community Foster Care will also be at Slimming World in the Masonic Hall, Gordon Street, Workington every Tuesday in February (5, 12, 19 and 26) from 9am-12 noon.

“Becoming a foster carer is rewarding and life-changing,” said Viv Gibson, Placement Support Worker with Community Foster Care which provides foster carers for children all over Cumbria.

“Many people think they can’t foster, but the opposite is often true. There’s lots of help and training to get you started and constant support along the way.

“Come and have a chat and we’ll be happy to provide all the info you need.”

There are more than 600 children in care in Cumbria. “Children are in care through no fault of their own. All they want is a safe place to call home and people who will try to understand them,” said Viv.

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. Community Foster Care is an independent agency and a registered charity.