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Plea for foster family support

 
Created on 13/10/2021 @ 07:44
Newtown residents are being urged to come forward and offer support to foster carers who need time off.

The plea has been made by Powys County Council. It says foster families in the area looking after children with additional needs need time to go shopping or other activities. They also want people who can offer short term breaks for the children.

"We currently have foster families in Powys who look after children with complex medical needs or physical disabilities. We are urgently seeking support for our foster families to have some time during the day to do the shopping and for the children to occasionally have an overnight short break," said a statement.
 
Councillor Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, adds: “Our foster carers are extremely committed and dedicated to supporting children in care, but sometimes they themselves, need a little extra support from short break foster carers who have the appropriate experience.
 
So, if you have personal or professional experience of caring for people with disabilities or additional medical needs and wish to support local children and their families, I urge you to get in touch, we would really like to hear from you.:

The council statement added: "By fostering with us, you will be providing a caring home for local families in your local area, 24/7 support as well as a generous financial allowance and access to a range of training.
 
"If you're interested and want to find out more call our friendly team on 0800 22 30 627  email fostering@powys.gov.uk or visit www.powys.gov.uk/fostering "