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We’re expanding. Meet Estelle Cashin, our new Placements Officer.

Young People at Heart is a not-for-profit Independent Foster-Care Agency (IFA) that’s expanding! At Young People at Heart outcomes for young people are paramount for the organisation and everyone associated with it. Quite simply, everything the organisation does has the interests of young people at heart and that’s the way we want it to stay. On that basis the people who work with us have to have exactly the same ethos. Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our latest recruits Estelle Cashin, our Placements Officer.


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 …


Taking the First Step to Becoming a Foster Carer

Have you ever considered fostering a child or young person, but felt you didn’t know enough about the process? Maybe you’re concerned about taking the first step to becoming a Foster Carer.


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 …


Recruitment Coffee Morning in Barton upon Humber

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 us at our upcoming event and have a chat with Sue Williams, our Yorkshire Manager, and Fran, an independent worker. We will …


‘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 …

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