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News from our Cumbria Region

All the news articles from Family Fostercare in Cumbria, collected handily for you in one place!

  • No Turkeys But Plenty of Fun!

    bowling balls closeup thumbnailOur foster carers and children from the Cumbria office had a fab afternoon ten-pin bowling at AMF Bowling in Carlisle during half term - nobody had a turkey but everyone had lots of fun!

  • A-Maize-Maze-ing Day Out

    Lakeland Maize MazeFoster families from our Cumbria office entered the Star Wars themed maize maze at Lakeland Maze Farm Park on 15th August this summer… And eventually everyone made it out again too (phew!)

  • 'Good' Result for FFC Cumbria

    celebrationStaff in our Cumbria office in Carlisle were celebrating recently after the latest Ofsted inspection judged the service to be 'Good' overall, and highlighted many areas of first class practice especially in terms of children's wellbeing and support for foster carers and families.

  • #FCF17 Foster Care Fortnight Blog

    #FCF17It's #FCF17 Fostercare Fortnight which is all the excuse we need to ramble on about some of the different aspects of fostering and of becoming a foster carer.

  • Clipping N Climbing in Cumbria

    leap of faith demoFoster carers and children braved new heights at our Clip N Climb activity day on 21st April in Maryport, conquering skyscraper, light up checkerboard walls, speed climbing challenges and the Leap of Faith.

  • FFC Launching Lending Library

    library2 thumbFamily Fostercare are launching a lending library of therapeutic books for our looked-after children, foster carers and foster families across all our offices around the country to use and enjoy.

  • First Child Placed Turns 24

    24 birthday first child placed thumbFFC Director Granville Orange recently celebrated the 24th birthday of the first ever child to be placed with our agency.

  • Drop and Shop Day

    DandSday thumbOur clever, clever team in Cumbria held their annual Drop and Shop day this week, where foster carers drop the kids in with the team for fun and games leaving them free to get on with the last minute Christmas shopping!

  • FFC Cumbria Christmas Party

    cumbxmasdinner thumbOur Cumbria office staff and foster carers got the silly season off to an early start this year on 9th December with an enjoyable Christmas lunch at the Quarter Lounge in Carlisle.

  • Easter Egg Olympics in Cumbria

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    All the children from our Cumbria office joined the fostering team for a gruelling schedule of events at our Easter Egg Olympics participation day! 
  • 1300 Fostering Households Urgently Needed in North West

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    The Fostering Network today released their 2016 foster carer recruitment targets, with 1300 new foster families needed in our region. Could your family be one of them?

  • Cumbria Office Halloween Party

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    On 30th October the children and the fostering team in our Cumbria office celebrated Halloween together with a fun filled, spooky day.
  • Fire Safety Participation Day

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    In the run up to the second most hectic week of the year for kids, the children from FFC Cumbria enjoyed a fun filled Fire Safety Participation Day.
  • Rory Stewart MP Visits FFC Cumbria Foster Carers

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    Local Cumbria MP Rory Stewart paid a visit to one of Family Fostercare Cumbria's wonderful foster families recently...
  • Spring News Roundup

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    A roundup of all the news snippets, upcoming events and wonderful achievements by the children from the Carlisle office this Spring. Enjoy!
  • Family Fostercare Cumbria Right On Track

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    Following our Ofsted inspection in October this year, we are delighted to share some of the highlights from the inspection report that shows Family Fostercare Cumbria is definitely on track with our objectives.
  • High Adrenaline Participation Day

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    FFC Cumbria took a participation day for looked after children and carers' own children to entirely new heights with a high-adrenaline highropes challenge.
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic Consultation Day

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    Staff at Family Fostercare Cumbria had a very special consultation day for the looked after children on 26th August, for that day was the day the Teddy Bears had their picnic!
  • New Premises for FFC Cumbria

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    Back in April we consulted with foster carers who told us that they'd love it if our offices were more accessible. Less than 5 months later and we've completed our move to fantastic new premises complete with snappy welcome mat!