This week, Broden and Fiona from Capstone South East met with the team at Radio Essex to discuss fostering and the need for foster carers in the local area. There is a real demand for carers across the South East and in particular, in Essex. Fiona, our Recruitment Coordinator, did an interview about this on the show this week and you can listen to the full interview, here: https://bit.ly/2BN8BzT 

Broden and Fiona would like to thank the team at Radio Essex for welcoming them!

If you’re considering fostering and would like to know more about what’s involved, give us a call on 0800 012 4004 and speak to us today for more information.

Fiona & Broden visiting Radio Essex!


We had a second Bowling event during this February half term, on Monday 18th February, where our children, young people, carers and staff all come together from our Stratford and East London offices for a fun day of bowling at the All Star Lanes in Westfield, Stratford. Using 4 lanes, with 25 of us participating there was a nice level of competition whilst at the same time everyone still had fun and helped each other to get the highest possible scores.

After bowling we all sat down for burgers and chips and the enjoyment could be seen on everyone’s faces. We had lots of lovely feedback from the children who said how much they enjoyed the day. Thank you to everyone who attended, we cant wait to see you at the next events.


On Tuesday 2nd October, staff from our Dartford office attended a team volunteering day at Bexley Foodbank. Sandy Birha the Dartford Team Manager got in touch with Gillian Bates who is responsible for the overseeing of Bexley Foodbank to arrange the day and made the choice for staff to lend a helping hand to this great cause.

A lot of our looked after children have come from low income families and may have experienced attending a foodbank when living with birth families. Also when our children and young people have been missing they have often used foodbanks as a means to get by during that period. Gillian advised that although they have a lot of volunteers for the face to face service of providing the food parcels to individuals and families that attend the centres, they do not have many volunteers for the sorting of the food at their storage unit.

Therefore day consisted of a lot of heavy lifting and sorting through donated food to arrange by date. Our team dealt with the Pasta, Cereal and Tinned meat that will go out to help families between now and July 2019. Something interesting taken from the day was that the foodbanks get a lot of tins and pasta but what they really could do with having more of is long-life milk and juice.

 

It really was a great day in which the whole team pulled together. There was a real sense of teamwork and accomplishment.


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