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Start a New Chapter By Becoming a Foster Carer

Piggyback, bonding and mother and child in foster care on mothers day with love, smile and support.

Life can change completely in an instant. One minute you’re performing a hands-on job that you love to do, and the next you find yourself out of work through no fault of your own. It could be that you’ve suffered an accident at work, experienced a sudden illness that’s left you unable to fulfil your duties, or developed a long-term health condition that prohibits you from doing the work you’ve done all your life.

No matter the reason, being forced into early retirement can leave you feeling lost and alone. After all, considering a career change later in life is a daunting prospect. Here at Next Stage for Fostering, we understand that. Many of the people who inquire with us about becoming foster carers are in a similar situation. They want to take on a new career—one that’s emotionally fulfilling, financially rewarding, and really makes a difference.

Caring foster mother connects with teenage daughter share secrets while sitting on floor at home.

Meet Like-Minded People In Your Situation

We know that starting a new career is not easy, particularly later in life. Losing the network of people you worked with for years can leave you feeling adrift without any sense of direction for your life. Remember that you are not alone.

At Next Stage for Fostering, we consider our network of carers to be a massive, extended family across the Wigan area. Many of our carers were in your exact same position before taking up a career in fostering. All of us, from the carers to our administrative team, are happy to give you the benefit of our experience and support you every step of the way.

Ready for a Fresh Start?

All it takes to get things moving in the right direction is for you to make an inquiry. Call Next Stage for Fostering today on 01204 201 203, send us a text to 07715 637 455, or fill in the online contact form elsewhere on this page.

We’ll have a friendly chat with you to see if you meet our very basic fostering requirements, with zero pressure on you to commit yourself to anything. We can introduce you to other carers who were once in your position, so you can get an honest and accurate idea of what fostering entails.

For free help and advice about fostering and becoming a Foster Carer, please call us today on 01204 201203 or fill in the form below.

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