Foster Carers Appeal

If you're looking for a new challenge in life, then why not become a foster carer.

Fostering is an extremely rewarding role that improves the lives of of both the foster child and also the foster carer. 

Wiltshire Council has a drive to recruit additional carers to help meet the need in the county. Since the start of the campaign in April 2020, 61 additional fostering households have been recruited, but more are needed.

Fostering with the council rather than an independent fostering agency means all money is used to support the children and young people in care and local training and support is constantly available.

Wiltshire Council fostering allowance payments reflect the commitment carers are making to the role. There are different fostering schemes available with payments ranging from £357 to £663 a week, depending on people's skills and experience.

Foster carers need to be over 21 years of age, have a spare bedroom, time to care for a child and a willingness to care for young people who have experienced trauma and loss.

People who foster with Wiltshire Council are given training and continued support.

For more information, visit Fostering Wiltshireemail, call 0800 169 6321 or text the word Foster to 60002.