AN independent fostering agency Focus Foster Care was launched recently with the aim of helping to meet a shortage of carers for children across the West Midlands.
The agency is recruiting new and existing foster carers from its base at the Rural Innovation Centre at Stoneleigh Park.
Manager Kevin Reynolds alongside developer, Sarah Meadowcroft, have more than 30 years of fostering experience between them.
It has been set up with the backing of sister organisation Archways Care, an established independent provider of residential care for children and young people in the region which operates homes in north Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Kevin said: “We wanted to create an agency that puts children and foster carers in the centre of our organisation and in doing so are committed to looking after them.”
Sarah added: “There is a national shortage of foster carers and a growing need among local authorities to find secure, safe and loving homes for some of the most vulnerable children. We believe there are a lot of individuals out there who are not aware of the opportunity.
“It is important for foster carers to feel stable and part of a family, and our agency and location reflects that. As well as giving us the potential to stay and grow within the site, Stoneleigh Park has a friendly, community feel and an open space environment.”