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Specialist Carers come from a variety of different walks of life and levels of experience. Meet some our carers below and find out what made them want to become loving foster parents for children with disabilities...

Kim & Clive

Kim works for a Children's Hospice looking after children with special needs, and Clive grew up with a family member with a disability. After their experience with their daughter, they felt like they had a lot more to give, and decided to apply to foster children with additional needs.

"We've been fostering for nearly two years, and we've never looked back. It's been a really positive thing to do; we have so much more to give to other children so we thought 'why not carry on giving it?'"

Liz & Neal

After Liz's 15-year background in education as a Learning Support Assistant, and Neal's knowledge & experience of the world of fostering and adoption, they knew from the moment that they met that they would like to foster a child with disabilities.

"Not long after we first met we both agreed that fostering was something that we both would love to do. We were drawn to Credo Care as they specialise in foster placements for children with disabilities. We both feel that fostering a child with a disability was the right choice for us, as these children have so much to give that can often be overlooked by many."

Sarah & Jamie

Sarah has a background as a community support worker in the NHS and Jamie managed a charity for adults with learning disabilites. At their young age of registering their interest to foster, they weren't your typical applicants to foster care, but it's a role that they embraced with bucket loads of enthusiasm.

“Our friends started fostering with Credo Care, who specialise in working with disabled children. We decided it was something we’d like to do. We’ve got a stable home, lots of space, a fantastic garden, and we just thought… ‘we could do this’.”

Andy & Martin

Andy loves a busy household, and was keen to open her brilliant adapted home to other children with additional needs after raising their daughter with Down's Syndrome. Martin is a local postman, but takes an active role, attending regular training to provide for their fostered children.

"Our decision to foster was a big one as we're already a big family - fostering would have a big effect on all of their lives. The wait to be approved and to finally match with a child was a long one,  but it was definitely worth it in the end and all of the family absolutely love them. He's just like another little brother and everyone's really happy."

Sally

Sally joined Credo Care after having two children of her own with Cystic Fibrosis, and felt that she wanted to carry on caring after seventeen years of experience.

"The difference it's made to my life; I've had a second chance with two wonderful siblings. It's kept me young, We're doing wonderful things and I feel like I've gone back to being a child with them."

Alison & Simon

Alison has worked as a nursery nurse looking after children with disabilities for a number of years, and Simon is ready to support another child at home. As their own children had moved out, they had a spare room and a loving home to offer; and after seeing their friends foster, they decided they'd love to do the same for a child with special needs.

"Alison has wanted to be a foster carer for many years after some friends began fostering - it's a brilliant thing to do! We decided now was the right time to start fostering children, as our own are all independent now so we have a spare room at home. We would love to provide a child a home in which they can feel safe, secure and happy in."

Ant & Jinny

Both Teaching Assistants at their local special school, Anthony & Jinny have been keen to foster from their experiences raising their own son with complex needs, who has exceeded the developmental expectations of professionals involved.

"We've always thought about fostering, but we just though that now it's the right time for it. We have a great support network of friends and family who would love to be involved with an addition to our family and we know a lot of other foster carers! We live in a fantastic area for children and our house is perfectly suited for another child with special needs."

Taz & Tayyab

Tazbila & Tayyab had a spare room and previous experience looking after their own child who had a sensory impairment, so jumped at the chance to welcome another child with a special need to their home.

"We didn't really have much experience working with children or with people with disabilities until we had our son. As new parents we went on a few parenting courses that helped us to understand how our child would be developing,  his dietary needs, when he should be approaching milestones... Looking back now that's what made us stronger parents; we became his voice and now he is doing so well. There were a number of reasons that we wanted to become foster carers  but the main reason was that we wanted to make a difference for another child with disabilities, and with Credo Care we were able to do just that."

 

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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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