YOU have what it takes to become a foster carer, to become part of a team that changes the lives of young people!

You probably don’t realise it but you have been developing the skills we look for in our foster carers, throughout your life and in particularly your time spent in the forces.

Attributes such as thinking on the spot, tackling unknown situations and remaining clam under pressure, to name but a few, are all qualities that make someone a great foster carer and role model to young people in care. The experiences you have gone through will allow you to empathise with them and understand the fears and doubt they may have.

Read our story about Kathleen who used her experiences in the forces to help change the lives of many young people who came to live with her and the family.

Kathleen & Stephen, along with family, have been fostering for Lorimer Fostering for over 6 years.

“After leaving home at 18 to join the army I thought I was ready to be in the big wide world. My first task was to get myself to a training base down in London.

My heart pounding as the train drove away, and seeing my mum and dad disappear in to the distance. I was scared. Scared that I wouldn’t be able to find my way around London, scared that I’d be forced to live with strangers, scared that I would get shouted at because I didn’t know what the rules were.

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