SELFLESS people who are considering changing the life of a child in Solihull have been invited to a virtual foster carer event tonight.
Solihull Council is hosting the information event from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on January 11 to give people the chance to find out about the fostering process, ask any questions they may have and speak informally to some current foster carers.
Almost anyone can become a foster carer, whether you are single, married, young or retired, a home owner or in rented accommodation.
All you need is a spare bedroom and a willingness to give a child a stable and loving home.
Foster carers of all ages, cultures and backgrounds are needed in Solihull to look after children for short and longer periods of time.
In return, foster carers receive an extensive support package including training and professional development as well as a generous fostering allowance.
Cabinet member for Children and Education, Councillor Michael Gough said: “The work our foster carers do here in Solihull is incredible, and I’m very proud of all that they do.
“We are searching for new carers who can provide that safe and supportive environment that these children so desperately need.”
People can book a place on the information evening here.
Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to visit www.fosterforsolihull.co.uk