FIT TO FOSTER

04/11/2010

The Fit to Foster Club was established to enable foster carers to apply for and maintain long term foster placements. Fostering can be a physically demanding job and it is essential that foster carers look after their health and fitness. As role models to young foster children it is important foster carers lead by example and encourage healthy living and healthy eating habits

The Fit to Foster Club was established to enable foster carers to apply for and maintain long term foster placements. Fostering can be a physically demanding job and it is essential that foster carers look after their health and fitness. As role models to young foster children it is important foster carers lead by example and encourage healthy living and healthy eating habits.

Social Worker Cathy Still who started up the Fit to Foster Club provides an opportunity for carers to train together as a team. Carers attending are highly motivated to improve fitness and there is great team spirit among those who attend. The club also provides the opportunity for carers to have fun as well as acting as a great stress reliever.

The group meets weekly at the Shankill Leisure Centre where they do a range of activities including spin cycling, circuit training and swimming. The club not only provides the opportunity to gain health and fitness but is also a great opportunity for carers to bond and enjoy themselves.

Could you give a child a loving and supportive home?

The Trust urgently needs new carers to provide a loving home to children on a short term, long term and part time basis.

More Information
More information on Belfast Trust Fostering Service
Or go to the Regional website www.fostering.hscni.net