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Role models – Joe Swash’s inspiration to become a foster carer

“If you can see it, you can be it.” We all know how important role models can be in helping us to achieve our goals, and this week we were delighted to hear that actor and presenter Joe Swash has an ambition to become a foster carer – inspired by his Mum who has been a foster carer for over 15 years.

Joe isn’t the only celebrity to value the experience of growing up in a fostering household. Former TOWIE star Lydia Bright, whose parents Debbie and Dave Bright have fostered over 250 children, has spoken about how this experience gave her an “amazing and fulfilling childhood” and of her appreciation for what her parents have given to help so many young people’s lives.
We believe that fostering is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for a child or young person while they cannot live with their birth family can be transformative – for the child and for the fostering household.

Lesley Fitzgerald, Registered Manager at Fitzgerald Fostering, said: “Fostering really can change lives, and it’s wonderful when celebrities like Joe Swash and Lydia Bright share their own stories about growing up in fostering households.”

“Of course, there are challenges, and that’s where guidance and support are all-important. As part of the journey to become a foster carer, we provide our carers with specialist training and we are here 24/7 to deliver ongoing support. In a recent survey, 93% of our foster carers said that they would recommend Fitzgerald Fostering.”

Lesley added:

“With more children than ever before in care – and numbers rising year on year – there is an increasing need for foster carers. If you live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or the surrounding areas and would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer, please complete our simple ten step questionnaire.”

At Fitzgerald Fostering, we are with you every step of the way.

AuthorFitzgerald Fostering

DateApril 5, 2024

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