Barnardo’s Brighton and Hove Link Plus provides high quality fostering and short breaks for disabled children and their families.
They are desperately looking for more carers from all sectors of the community who can offer anything from occasional overnight stays through to full-time fostering for children aged 0-18.
If you have a love for children, a sense of humour, time, energy and patience, you could help to make a huge difference to disabled children and their families.
It is a rewarding role and short breaks give disabled children and young people the day-to-day opportunity to be just children.
For their parents, a short break can go a long way in helping them to re-charge their batteries or spend time with their other children.
A parent says: “a small amount of time can give a lot of fun which is hard to always give when there are other pressures of life, work and family.”
If you have the time and energy to support a local disabled child and their family, we would love to hear from you. We have been working in Brighton and Hove since 1988 and OFSTED have judged us to be Outstanding.
All applicants will undergo an assessment process and ongoing support, training and supervision is provided. People will need to have a spare room and an allowance is paid.