News and updates
Fostering webinar information session - Wednesday 19th May 2021
Fostering Unfiltered is a bold, new campaign with an ambition to inspire more people in Greater Manchester, from all walks of life, to become foster carers.
Led by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and supported by all ten local authorities across the city region, Fostering Unfiltered embraces the realities of fostering with refreshing honesty to show the ins and outs of foster care. The campaign reflects the real lives of existing foster carers by sharing their everyday experiences and challenges.
The campaign turns the spotlight on the real-life experiences of Greater Manchester’s community of nearly 1,500 foster carers to help local people explore fostering and decide whether it’s right for them.
By giving people greater knowledge and awareness, the campaign will demystify fostering to make the role more accessible and inspire a new generation of foster carers. The aim is to empower others to join our growing community dedicated to providing safe and loving homes for children and young people across Greater Manchester.
We want to make Greater Manchester the friendliest region for foster carers; a place where residents respect foster carers and are inspired by their collective endeavour.
Take a look at the campaigns’ dedicated website and follow the campaign on social media to hear all about fostering direct from our community of foster carers.
Facebook community group
Safe space in a familiar place: webinars for future
We are running monthly Fostering webinar information sessions to give you an opportunity to find out more about fostering with your local Council. Come along to one of these sessions and meet Emma from Bury who will talk you through fostering with your local Council. We've joined up with colleagues from Bolton, Trafford and Wigan to bring you an informative and friendly session about being a foster carer, the practical and financial allowances you'll receive and the support you receive from us. The webinar takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm. For more information and to book a place please visit:
If you are unable to join us at one of our monthly sessions, we have a pre-recorded session here for you to watch. Click the link to watch the informative film and do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to have an informal chat to find out more.
Thinking about fostering? Wondering what it's like to care for children and young people from our community. Our new fostering film "Out There" gives a real insight into the positive difference fostering can make to everyone.
Take a few moments to watch the film....