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Sue’s Story

Sue is one of our single carers and she has been fostering for over 10 years…

What made you decide to become a foster carer?

“I’ve always worked with young people and I just wanted to offer more, working on a one to one basis to help them.”

How long did you think about fostering before you applied?

“Not very long – about 3 months.”

Did you have any reservations about fostering before you applied?

“No, because I love working with young people and there are a lot out there that need help.”

What did you do before you fostered?

“I was a Key Worker for semi-independent children aged 16 plus.”

What skills do you feel that you bring to the role of a foster carer?

“I’ve collected a lot of skills along life’s path, and with working with young people who are in a vulnerable state. I feel I can offer a lot to them.”

What is the most enjoyable thing about fostering?

“I love to see the end result and see them smile again, getting back on track towards a better life.”

What has been the most difficult part of fostering?

“What I find hard at times is the children and young people that you can’t reach. I see they are broken but still they can’t find a way to trust and let someone help them.”

What support do you receive from Jay?

“Jay Fostering have been most helpful in all of my difficult times – I have to praise their support. Plus, my Supervising Social Worker Julia is the best ever!”

Would you recommend becoming a foster carer to anyone else?

Yes, I would always recommend being a foster carer. I have already introduced people that I know who were interested in fostering to Jay Fostering and they are on board and doing a great job!

I love my work; I love my kids and as long as I have breath and my health I will always foster.”

Thank you, Sue. Long may you foster my lovely, because you are doing a fantastic job – Jay fostering