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First aid training for our young people in foster care

We held another of our popular Drop ‘n Shop days for our foster families based in our Essex office yesterday. We used the opportunity to provide our young people with basic first aid training, as well as a number of other activities, including making their own lunch, burning off energy in the play park, and …


Foster family activity day at Woodchester Park

Young People at Heart Hereford’s foster carers, staff and children enjoyed an activity day in the grounds of the National Trust’s Woodchester Park in Gloucestershire today. The ‘Play Trail’ through the woods allowed the children to enjoy a day in the fresh air, exploring a variety of climbing frames, bridges, musical logs and balance beams, …


Learning to Crochet in our Hereford office

A group of our Hereford foster carers got together today to learn how to crochet. Amanda Bailey, wife of Hereford Manager Dave Bailey, lead the group and everyone enjoyed spending time together chatting and making some very pretty crochet flowers.  The group thoroughly enjoyed the morning and intend to meet regularly to improve on their …


Thank you Project Linus

Project Linus delivered a lovely selection of quilts to our Essex office for our young people in foster care recently. We had previously received quilts in our Hereford office where they have brought a great deal of comfort to our young people, so we are immensely grateful to the local Project Linus team for supporting …


A walk in the Herefordshire countryside

About 40 of us, comprising foster children, foster families and staff from our Hereford office, enjoyed a lovey day out at Symonds Yat on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border today. We walked along the banks of the River Wye, crossing the unmarked border between England and Wales, and crossing back into England as we traversed …


‘Drop and Shop’ activity benefits our foster carers and young people

On Friday 28 December our Essex office held another of our popular ‘drop and shop’ events where we arrange an activity day for our young people, while our foster carers have some time to themselves. We held this one at a scout hut next to a park and it was attended by 12 young people. …


It’s time for the Pantomime – Oh yes it is!

Over the last two weekends, Young People at Heart took 270 people comprising young people in care, their foster families and support networks, staff and their families, and friends and supporters of the organisation to two Pantomimes; Peter Pan at The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford and Aladdin at the Thameside Theatre in Grays, Essex. During …


Foster Carer recruitment events in Yorkshire

Following successful foster carer recruitment events Essex and Herefordshire, it’s the turn of Yorkshire to be out and about recruiting foster carers. Would you like to find out more about fostering, or are you currently fostering and would like to find out more about fostering for a not-for-profit, family value fostering organisation? Come and visit …


Young People at Heart to open in Yorkshire

Young People at Heart will be opening an office in Yorkshire in May 2018! Following the success of the Essex and Herefordshire offices, Young People at Heart have decided to open an office in Barnsley, Yorkshire. Sue Williams, an experienced and well respected Registered Manager in the region will lead the office. The office is …


Our First Hereford Pantomime – Oh yes it was!

Following the succesful opening of Young People at Heart in Herefordshire in September, and in keeping with Young People at Heart’s tradition of inviting young people, foster carers, potential foster carers, staff and their families to the Pantomime, we took 75 people to the see Sleeping Beauty at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford yesterday. Foster …

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