Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog
Council services may be affected by the rapid spread of Omicron
Residents are being encouraged to check the Council's website for information about services which may be affected by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. The latest updates are available at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/popular-now/council-service-updates
The County Council is seeking people who are willing to "foster without having to say goodbye" in Leicestershire.
There has been an increase in the number of children of primary school age who need long-term foster carers. "Long-term fostering" means that the child will still remain in care and will be able to stay with their fostering family until they reach adulthood. Their ages range from four to fourteen and some may still have contact with their birth family; they will, however, have the security of being part of a foster family and a sense of belonging. The foster carers continue to receive support from the local authority.
Foster carers don't need specialist knowledge. Simple things such as knowing who is picking them up from school and having a clean uniform could make a great difference for a child.
Foster carers must be over the age of twenty-one and have a spare room in their home. If you would like to find out more please visit www.fosteringleicestershire.com or call the Fostering Team on 0116 305 0505.
Hampers containing Christmas dinner ingredients, toys and a book for each child were distributed to families across Leicestershire as the festive season approached. Family support workers from the County Council assembled and delivered 167 hampers, which were funded by the Government's Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. Two local firms made donations of books and wrapping paper.
The hampers also contained staple foods, recipe cards, craft activity packs, and items to promote outdoor activity, such as ball games.
Richard Shepherd, County Councillor
Telephone: 01509 413903
Posted: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:10 by Julie Lovatt