Meet Zhoura, who has been a foster carer with Foster Portsmouth for over 15 years. She also works in one of the city’s residential children’s homes, so she has a lot of experience with young people who have been in care.
Years ago, she ran a grassroots football team and formed friendships with some of the young people on the team, some of whom had difficulties in their life. She discovered she could assist these young people with similar problems and decided to become a foster carer using the skills she had learnt from her work and hobby.
One of the young people she fostered now runs his own business, has his own tenancy, and still keeps in regular contact with Zhoura and her family.
In the video, she discusses her experiences in greater detail.