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Fostering in Leicestershire

Could you become a foster carer in Leicestershire?

Nexus Fostering are always in need of foster carers in the Leicestershire area. If you’ve got the drive and determination to take on a challenging yet highly rewarding career in fostering, you may be just the person we are looking for. We need carers in Ashby, Braunstone Town, Coalville, Earl Shilton, Hinckley, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Shepshed, Syston, Wigston Magna and the surrounding towns. Read on to find out the benefits and requirements of fostering in Leicestershire.

The benefits of fostering in Leicestershire

We don't expect you to know everything from the off. As a Nexus Fostering foster carer, you are very much part of the team and we offer excellent training and support as well as our standard package which includes:

  • Regular phone call and visit from your Nexus Fostering social worker
  • An allowance from £357 to £819 per week
  • 14 days paid respite per year
  • Training in all aspects of looking after a young person in your home
  • Opportunities to meet other Nexus Fostering foster carers
  • Nexus events for you, your foster child and your own family
  • 24/7 out of hours support line 

Who can foster in Leicestershire?

Some people are surprised that they fit the requirements for fostering. Nexus Fostering accepts carers from all walks of life. You could be single, married, divorced or a same-sex couple. Youcould have not had your own children but may have experience of looking after other people's children.

Above All, You Need To Enjoy The Company Of Young People And Have A Commitment To Helping Them Become Healthy And happy Adults. Practically Speaking, You Will Need:

  • A spare bedroom 
  • Tolerance, determination, optimism, resilience and a good sense of humour
  • Enthusiasm, commitment & stability
  • Prepared to foster from a wide age range
  • Open to receiving advice and guidance from other professionals around you.

Why foster with Nexus in Leicestershire?

There are many reasons to choose Nexus as your fostering agency. We have a dedicated team of professionals on hand to offer training and advice 24/7. We hold regular social events to bring foster families together and to help carers meet likeminded people. Our team are highly experienced and easy to approach, meaning you’ll never feel alone when fostering. Don’t just take our word for it, here are a few testimonials from our carers:

"Nexus is very good at focusing on the best relevant training for our needs" - Tina & Richard

"Support from Nexus has been excellent whilst children are in placement. Our link worker is always more than happy to listen, offer advice and support with any issues that have arisen" - Cameron & Hannah

"Nexus Fostering are always there to help whenever we need them" - Maria

 We have also been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the fostering regulatory body, for the support we give our carers and the young people in care alike.

To find out more about fostering in Leicestershire, please contact us today on 0800 3890143 or complete the form below.

 

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About Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a fantastic place to foster children due to its array of award winning attractions and activities. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities at Conkers in Ashby de la Zouch, with its play area, discovery centre and over 120 acres of outdoor grounds. You can also take your foster child on a visit to the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space, the National Space Centre, for a hands on, interactive experience where they will learn and explore the universe in a highly interactive area. If you want to take your foster child to see some amazing wildlife, why not visit Twycross Zoo? There is an abundance of things to do in Leicestershire so you’ll never have a dull moment.

 Providing foster care is one the most fulfilling things you can do in life. When you foster with Nexus, you never feel alone. We will be there for you every step of the way.