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Lewisham needs you

To become a foster carer

In some cases, children and teenagers may be unable to reside with their birth families and require placement in care. While each young person’s situation is unique, their fundamental needs are universal. All require loving, nurturing homes where they can feel understood and safe.

As a resident of Lewisham, you have the ability to make a profound difference in the lives of young people in your community. Do you have a spare bedroom and a passion for their wellbeing? Consider fostering, and provide a safe, supportive space for children and teenagers in need.

Are you interested in making a real difference to your community? Greater London Fostering (GLF) is seeking individuals who are willing to open their homes to support local children. Currently, there is a shortage of foster carers in Lewisham and throughout London. We need your help to recruit 15 new foster families to provide a stable and nurturing home to local kids.

Becoming a GLF foster carer provides financial assistance, including a weekly payment that covers child care costs. With our 24/7 support, GLF is here to help guide you through the fostering journey. To learn more about fostering and how you can get involved, download our guide or call us directly at 0208 347 8741. Let’s create a better tomorrow for London’s children.

You’ll receive £450 for foster a child under 11, and £475 for a child over 11.

We asked our carer Jacqui, what's the best thing about fostering?

Everyday is different, I'm never bored, that's probably the best thing. It's not like raising your own children, you have to face different challenges everyday.

Where in Lewisham are we looking for carers?

You probably have a lot of questions about fostering.

Luckily we have a lot of experience, so can usually answer them honestly. We are really happy to have an informal chat with you, about fostering, whether you are suitable, and what it’s really like. So why not arrange a 15 minute call – we promise you it will save you several hours of searching the internet for answers, plus, we really love talking to people about fostering.