Havering Council hosts series of meet and greet workshops across borough to mark Foster Care Fortnight

PUBLISHED: 11:37 13 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:09 13 May 2019

Havering Council is marking Foster Care Fortnight this month. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council is marking Foster Care Fortnight this month. Picture: Havering Council


A series of meet and greet workshops aiming to recruit new foster carers will be held across the borough over the next two weeks as the council marks Foster Care Fortnight.

Residents are invited to meet members of the borough's foster team at the events, the first of which is being held today (May 13) at Havering Town Hall in Main Road, Romford, until 1pm.

The sessions aim to help people find out first-hand what's involved in becoming a foster carer in Havering.

Councillor Robert Benham, the borough's cabinet member for education, children and families, said: "We're on a drive to find more people who are willing to open their homes and their hearts to children who need a stable and loving environment.

"Being a foster carer is one of the most rewarding things a person can do, and our team will be out and about speaking to residents about the difference that they can make to a young person's life."

After today's session, the series of events will continue:

- Tuesday 14 - North Romford Community Centre, 10am-12.30pm

- Friday 17 - Hornchurch Library, 2-5pm

- Saturday 18 - Park Run, Raphael Park, Romford, 9-10.30am

You may also want to watch:

- Tuesday 21 - Harold Hill Library, 3-5pm

- Wednesday 22 - Tesco Roneo Corner, 2-7pm

- Thursday 23 - Rainham Marshes, 10am-1pm and Tesco Rainham, 2-7pm

- Friday 24 - Fostering Bus, Romford Market, 12noon-5pm

- Saturday 25 - Romford Liberty Centre 10am-3pm and Park Run, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, 9-10.30am

- Sunday 26 - Sapphire & Ice Leisure Centre, Romford, 9.30am-1pm

Or visit the team on the first Thursday of each month from 6-7.30pm at Romford Town Hall.

If you would prefer to speak directly to someone before that time please email or call 01708 434574.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Romford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder