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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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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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Help children with additional needs thrive

Around seven out of 10 looked after children have special educational needs (SEN) compared with almost two in 10 of all children.   We need more foster carers for children with complex needs in the Portsmouth area so that children and young people with additional needs can be appropriately matched, they can thrive in a … 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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Supporting unaccompanied children seeking refuge in Portsmouth

Launched in 1998, Refugee Week (which was marked between 19-25 June) raises awareness of the reasons why people seek refuge and provides an opportunity to celebrate community, mutual care and the human ability to start again.   Many people seek sanctuary in Portsmouth due to instability in their home countries including unaccompanied children seeking asylum … Continued

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