Find out about foster care at special information day in Lancaster

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Anyone considering becoming a foster carer might want to pop into the YMCA in Lancaster on Tuesday, September 10, when experts are hosting an information event.

A member of staff from the charity Community Foster Care (CFC), based at Nateby, will be on hand from 6-8pm to answer questions at the venue in Fleet Square, New Road, Lancaster, LA1 1EZ.

“It’s a drop-in evening so there’s no need to make an appointment,” said Emma Weaver, registered manager of CFC.

“It’s an opportunity for anyone interested in fostering to have an informal chat about what the role entails, to hear more about CFC as an agency and to find out more about the assessment process.”

There are more than 1,300 children in Lancashire in need of foster carers who can offer stability and security, and the number is rising.

Foster carers come from all walks of life and can be single, married or divorced, male or female. They must be aged 25-70.

Community Foster Care is a not-for-profit agency.

“If you want to join an agency that feels like a large family with a high level of support, that is what we are about,” said Emma.

For more info: www.communityfostercare.co.uk.