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Young People at Heart Service Awards

During this difficult year it has become apparent now more than ever how important it is to have a great staff team. Gary and Davina have launched Young People at Heart Service Awards to recognise staff members for their commitment and loyalty to the organisation. In the past few months we have celebrated 5 of our …


A Spooktacular Halloween

What do you call two witches who live together? Broom-mates! This was just one of the many jokes shared by our young people on our Young People at Heart Zoom Halloween parties, organised by our Social Work Assistants in our Essex, Hereford and Yorkshire offices. With pumpkin decorating, tea light holder making, spooky stories, drawing, …


Going the extra mile – 10,556 miles actually!

In these difficult times, we are fortunate to have a dedicated staff team supporting our foster carers and young people. Sometimes, the extent of their dedication surprises even us. In March, our Placements Officer Estelle Cashin travelled to Sydney, Australia to attend her nephew’s wedding. While she was there, the Coronavirus outbreak caused havoc with …


We continue to recruit new and experienced foster carers

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. However, at Young People at Heart we still need more foster carers. We continue to recruit new and experienced foster carers. Our team are responding to enquiries via mobile phone, email or video call. We are equipped to conduct initial visits and assessments by video. In …


Young People at Heart’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

A message from our founders, Davina and Gary Cox It has been an extraordinary couple of weeks so Davina and I thought we should update you about how Young People at Heart have adapted to cope in these new and uncertain times. Firstly, and most importantly, we are immensely grateful to our staff teams and …


You’ve got to hand it to everyone…!

Gary and Davina, co-founders of Young People at Heart, joined us in our Essex office today to add their hand prints to the collage of hand prints that will hang in our activity room. This was the final section of the masterpiece that our Essex foster carers and children have worked hard to complete over …


3 Pantomimes this year… Oh no you didn’t… Oh yes, we did!

Young People at Heart took a total of nearly 450 people to the Pantomime this year, comprising our young people, their foster families and support networks, staff and their families, and friends and supporters of the organisation to one of three Pantomimes around the country; Cinderella at the Cast Theatre in Doncaster, Dick Whittington at …


Halloween at Young People at Heart

Why does an elevator make ghosts happy? Because it lifts the spirits! And spirits were certainly high at the Young People at Heart Halloween parties in Essex, Hereford, Cotswolds and Yorkshire. With every hall being wonderfully decorated by our staff teams with ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and cobwebs the scene was really set for all our …


Recruiting foster carers from all communities

Our Young People at Heart team were at the Gloucester Pride event today, recruiting foster carers from the LGBTQ+ community. Our special edition Rainbow Pride bug attracted a lot of interest and hundreds have found new homes! Gary Cox, Founder of Young People at Heart, said the needs of foster children were varied. Because of …

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