International Women’s Day – 8thMarch

So, what is International Women’s Day (IWD)?  The International Women’s Day website advises that: “International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.” International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century, with…

UK LGBT History Month – February

LGBT History Month has been held since 1994 as a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, as well as the history of the gay rights and the related civil rights movements. In the UK, events and discussions are being held throughout the month of February to highlight contributions that the LGBTQ+ community have…

Migration and Refugees

Many of our foster children (as well as lots of our foster carers!) were not originally born in the UK and have travelled from their home countries to settle and make a new life for themselves here.  Some will have arrived with family looking for new opportunities or a fresh start, however, some are trafficked…

Authors That Foster

Or should that be the other way around – foster carers that are published authors!  As we slip further into the wintery months (and at the time of writing – COVID-19 lockdowns), we may find ourselves turning to a good book.  That which, along with its companions – cosy chair and cuppa – can keep…

Fostering & Food

Primarily, food is fuel. A necessary and inescapable component of life, food is also a commodity that we are unable to live without as our bodies simply would not have sustenance to survive. However, food can offer so much more beyond being an essential requirement for life. Food is subjective in that we all hold…