When you become a foster carer for Tower Hamlets, it’s not just a loving and stable home you will be offering a child, there’s also the opportunity to make great friends and be part of a supportive and friendly fostering community.
|Anthony and Momotaj
“There is a real community spirit. There are lots of support groups and events you can go to. We really like helping people and making a difference to children’s lives. We have made lots of friends from all different ethnic backgrounds who we meet up with and chat on the phone with. It’s really interesting to hear about different traditions and cultures. We would encourage families to think about fostering and the Tower Hamlets fostering team can put you in touch with foster carers so you can have a chat with them about what it’s really like to foster.“
“I have made some really great friends through fostering with Tower Hamlets. We regularly meet up for coffee mornings in each other’s houses and arrange trips to the park with our foster children. We’ve even been on holiday together to holiday parks in the UK. This year we are planning a trip to France together.“I really enjoy fostering and especially appreciate the support I get from my fostering friends.”
“I have become very good friends with another foster carer as we have looked after a brother and sister who couldn’t be placed together at the same time. We regularly met up a couple of times a week to ensure the siblings spent valuable time together. Through this, we have become solid friends and it has given me the chance to get to know someone from a very different background who I would not normally have met. It’s been very surprising how much we’ve had in common. The children have now moved on and we are continuing this friendship.”
Thinking about fostering and would like to know more? Please come along to one of our information sessions for a friendly chat over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Our foster carers will be very happy to meet you and tell you all about being a foster carer.
Alternatively, give us a call, our friendly team would love to talk to you