Christmas was coming – A Carer Leaver’s Story

It had been three months since entering the care system and it’s nothing like I would have expected. The carers had asked what I would like for Christmas and this began the start of my yearly ritual of scouring the Argos catalogue looking for the items I would include on my Christmas list. I was… Continue reading

“Pack your bags” – A Care Leaver’s Story

“Pack your bags, you’re going away for a week” – A Care Leaver’s Story Early September, the day before I was due to start secondary school. I was excited that it was the first time I would start a school with other students in a new year. Previously my mom had never let us stay… Continue reading

Going cake crazy for Macmillan!

CFT have once again come together to raise funds for fellow charity Macmillan Cancer Support. 2018 saw the return of the nation’s favourite coffee morning and CFT embraced the spirit by holding coffee meeting’s at each of our regional offices throughout the UK. Combining our coffee mornings with our Foster Carer Team Meetings at various… Continue reading

Snug as a Bug…

CFT have been truly blessed by not-for-profit organisation, Woolly Hugs, who have been making blankets for some of our children in foster care. The project titled ‘Snugs’ began in January 2018 with the intention of making blankets for the children in South Central region, but now nearly a year later – the team at Woolly… Continue reading

Southampton has Pride!

  On August 25th 2018 our South Central staff team attended Southampton Pride and met with lots of very enthusiastic members of the local community. The event itself was very well organized event with many diverse and colourful stalls and acts throughout the day. There were many different organisations ranging from health, Ikea, make up,… Continue reading

Raising by Racing!

CFT Carers, staff and looked after children came together on 19th August 2018 to form a team entering the Reading Dragon Boat Race. The team was organized to raise money for the organisation and also raise awareness for Fostering, whilst having a fun day out! It was an early start at 9.00 in Wokingham as the team had… Continue reading

Celebrating at Nottingham Pride…

Members of our Midlands team were thrilled to attend the annual Nottingham Pride Event this year to celebrate with members of the LGBT and local community, and raise awareness about our organisation and fostering. The event took place on July 28th 2018 and was attended by thousands of people who came together to celebrate love… Continue reading

A Fond Farewell…

On 6th June 2018, The CFT said Goodbye to a staff member from our South Central region, Cara Davis, who is sadly leaving the organisation to take on a new challenge as an Assistant Manager for a Local Authority. Cara has been with The CFT since April 2015 and has had many great years supporting… Continue reading

Why we Foster… a Carers Story.

Fostering is a life changing decision for many people.. however it can be a truly rewarding experience. Our Foster Carers, Martin and Anne Wilkinson, tell us about why they took the leap into to fostering for us…. “For a long time we talked about Fostering. We have one son and each evening after his bed time… Continue reading