Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service is teaming up with Costa Coffee, to help the search for Foster Carers and Adopters.
The coffee chain is, once again, supporting the cause as part of its Project Inspiration Community Initiative. They are providing space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out more about fostering and adoption in several stores across Somerset; including Taunton, Bridgwater, Wells, Yeovil and Shepton Mallet.
The informal evenings will take place monthly across Somerset and focus on adoption and fostering schemes for children and young people, who are unable to live with their birth families, or need extra support.
A Costa Spokesperson said: “We are very proud to support such an important cause and we hope that the relaxed environment we provide, will encourage more people to come along and learn about what’s involved.”
Councillor Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset County Council said: “We would like to thank Costa for their support for Fostering and Adoption in Somerset. The provision of easily accessible space and refreshments so we can welcome potential adopters and foster carers is an invaluable resource. We welcome positive community partnerships that assist the ongoing hard work involved in finding safe and loving homes for vulnerable Somerset children.”
If you have time and a willingness to care and can provide a safe and loving home for a child or young person they would love to hear from you.
You can book your place at a Costa event by phoning the team on 0800 587 9900. The events are being held on the following dates:
- Tuesday 17th April Bridgwater, TA6 3BU 7pm-9pm
- Wednesday 16th May Yeovil BA20 1LE, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 19th June Taunton TA1 1JW, 7pm-9pm
- Wednesday 18th July Shepton Mallet BA4 5EG, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 14th August Bridgwater TA6 3BU, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 11th September Wells BA5 2SG, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 16th October Yeovil BA20 1LE, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 6th November Taunton TA1 1JW, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 4th December Shepton Mallet BA4 5EG, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 15th January Bridgwater TA6 3BU 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 12th February Yeovil BA20 1LE, 7pm-9pm
- Tuesday 12th March Shepton Mallet BA4 5EG, 7pm-9pm
While everyone who comes to a Costa event must register beforehand, they are happy to accept ‘on the day’ registrations. To sign up for any of the above events, email AandFRecruitment@somerset.gov.uk or phone the friendly team on 0800 587 9900.
Find all future information event dates here: www.fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk/events
Find out more about adoption and fostering in Somerset, read real experiences and get advice on fees and allowances – visitwww.fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk or phone 0800 587 9900 Like or follow @adoptioninsomerset @fosteringinsomerset on Facebook and Twitter.