.......has being set up by local carers to provide a stronger collective voice to influence services and enhance the support and guidance offered to carers.
We believe that it’s important that foster carers do not feel isolated in the important work that they do and are aware to whom they can turn to for companionship and empathetic support.
Collectively, the regular active members in the association have decades of experience in looking after foster children and are available to provide that knowledge and experience to anyone who needs it.
The many ways foster carers can come together are offered in informal Chat and Meet up events to more adventurous trips to Flamingo land, with many events free or concessional.
We aim to bridge the gap to being recognised as the professionals that we are and are actively involved in any positive steps to make this happen. Raising our status is a two tiered role, working to change attitudes both with our working social care colleagues and with our fellow foster carers.
Contact details : Debbie Iona : 07545 777577
Facebook : FostercarersSwrfca
Email : SWRFCA@gmail.com
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Worldwide Rotary supports dozens of projects - the most long lasting & ambitious is the project to eradicate polio – now endemic in just two countries. We also have projects in Ghana & India supporting schools & delivering clean water.more
- not our core business; but we have rattled buckets in aid of disasters; run tombolas at music events, organised car parking at shows,sold plants at (our own) community fair, run raffles, organised events such as Dragon Boats – & had fun!more
Varied social activities, & worthwhile projects near & far. Our diverse members exchange ideas, create lifelong relationships, join in service projects that make a lasting impact in communities. We aim to have fun, but with a purpose.more
...in many ways - members are trustees of several charities; local organisation join us at our community fair to spread their message and raise cash; we join in events such as the CAMRA festival to raise money for local causes .......more
Overcoming challenges of public speaking or technology tournaments, or a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course helps young people develop tools for success such as self-confidence, planning & team building skills.more
Our convivial weekly meetings form a platform for our eclectic speakers. We learn of many varied interests. ‘Special events’ such as Burns night, Christmas celebrations and visits to places of refreshment add to the opportunities for fellowship and fun.more