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Fostering in Luton

Could you become a foster carer in Luton?

We are always on the lookout to recruit foster carers in Luton who are seeking a highly rewarding challenge. We need foster carers in Luton and surrounding areas who are willing to make a commitment to the young people in need of care in these areas. Nexus Fostering are well known in the Bedfordshire area for providing fantastic support to each and every one of our foster carers. We are here to help make your journey into foster caring an easy and enjoyable one.

The benefits of fostering in Luton 

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 calls and visit from your Nexus Fostering social worker
  • An allowance from £357 to £819 per week
  • 14 days paid respite a 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 Luton?

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. You could 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 Luton?

Not only are we rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, we also have a highly valued and ever growing team of foster carers who continue to work with us year after year. We offer an excellent service complete with lots of training and a competitive allowance when fostering in Luton. Nexus Fostering pride ourselves on our reputation as a supportive, knowledgeable and caring agency who are willing to take the time to listen to the needs of our foster carers and help them to become better carers. The team in our nearby Harrow office are always on hand to offer help but we also have carers from all around the Luton area who can offer assistance should you need it. Our foster carers always have great thing to say about us, here are a couple of examples:

"We have 24-hour support if needed. Someone is always on call from Nexus out of office hours. My Social Worker has always been there for us, as a family, at times of crisis. A member of Nexus is always with us at placements, reviews and any significant meetings" - Lee & Andi

"We have received lots of training and all has been very useful" - Aliyah & Ethan

"Nexus are always there to offer help and support; they couldn't be better" - Morgan & Bev

Not only do our carers have good things to say about us, we also achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating for our work with foster carers and the young people they look after. We received this rating for our well-organised work and our dedication to ensure our foster children are healthy, happy and safe.

There are plenty of children and young people in need of foster care in Luton, so if you feel that you have the qualities of a good foster carer, such as patience and understanding, please get in touch with us today. Call us on 0800 389 0143 or complete an online enquiry form below:

 

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About Luton

There’s lots of family fun to be had in Luton, making it an ideal place to foster children and young people.

Get outdoors with your foster child and visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo where you can check out wildlife, go camping overnight and see the wonderful Zoorassic Park. You can take your foster child to Futures Fun Factory where they can have all day at the play park. No matter what you choose to do with your foster child, you’re sure to get a real sense of satisfaction by providing someone in need with the care and support they need.