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Head shot of foster carers Tony & Patsy smiling at the camera side by side in the sunshine

Tony’s story: “I wanted to replicate the experience I had”

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Become a champion to our young people too…

With the NHS turning 75 on Wednesday 5 July, we’d like to join the rest of Portsmouth City Council in celebrating the remarkable organisation which provides the residents of our city and the surrounding areas with vital health care, and recognising the dedication of all those who have worked in it over the years since … Continued

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Supported Lodgings carers Maria & Rob smiling at the camera on a sunny day with The Thames and The London Eye behind them

Celebrating three spectacular decades as Supported Lodgings carers

The end of May saw two of our dedicated carers pass the hugely significant and spectacular milestone of 30-years providing Supported Lodgings.   Maria (63) & Rob Cross (64), who live in Fratton, have provided care for over 30 vulnerable young people from Portsmouth over the past three decades. These young people – who have … Continued

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Could you be their hero too?

As we all at Portsmouth City Council celebrated Armed Forces Day with an action-packed day on Southsea Common, we wanted to also like to thank all our Armed Forces – serving, veterans and cadets – as well as the families who support them.   Many of the skills gained training or serving with the Armed … Continued

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Dispelling myths this Pride Month

Foster Portsmouth will be marking Pride Month throughout June and Portsmouth Pride on Saturday 10 June by recognising the efforts of our foster carers from the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the care of vulnerable children and young people in the Portsmouth area, and looking to dispel some of the remaining myths around who … Continued

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Day in the life of a Portsmouth foster carer: Michael’s story

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Day in the life of a Portsmouth foster carer: Rachel’s story

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Day in the life of a Portsmouth foster carer: Nina and Keith’s story

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Spotlight falls on the search for new foster carers

Foster Portsmouth is once again marking Foster Care Fortnight (15-28 May) by lighting up iconic city buildings and flying their flag outside Portsmouth City Council’s Civic Offices.   The council’s fostering service will also be holding its spring drop-in foster carer recruitment event on Saturday 20 May at the Holiday Inn Express – Portsmouth North at Farlington … Continued

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Keeping siblings together

Many of us have childhood memories of special occasions spent with siblings. The team at Foster Portsmouth believes that siblings should be kept together where possible, so they can still have those experiences whilst in foster care. However, we need more foster carers with room in their home and their hearts to make it possible. … Continued

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