FOSTERING social enterprise Five Rivers Child Care has opened up a new office in Bromsgrove and is looking to hire at least 12 new foster carers in the next six months, writes Nicole Chivers.
With increases in vulnerable people needing their help throughout the West Midlands, and particularly in the district, Five Rivers opened its new office in Bromsgrove Enterprise Park.
The new office will be able to deliver potentially essential support to carers and much-needed training for those looking to become foster carers.
The organisation’s new be open to anyone looking to learn more about what fostering could be like and to have any questions answered by trained professionals.
The enterprise is looking at hiring people able to offer a variety of placements, from the usual fostering set-up, long-term and sibling groups to short-term for those in need of urgent, temporary or respite care for whatever reason.
Johan Strydom, Five Rivers’ fostering manager for the West Midlands, said: “Being able to increase our presence in Bromsgrove is key to helping the many vulnerable children waiting to be placed with foster carers.”
“We hope our expansion in Bromsgrove will encourage people to pop in and have a chat with our staff to talk about the different fostering options available in the town and how they could make a life changing difference to a young person or child.”