Live Well Cheshire East

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Disabled child with a carer

Could you be a short-break foster carer?

At Cheshire East Council, we are looking for committed people to become foster carers on our successful short-break foster scheme for children with disabilities.

How it works

We are looking for people aged 21 or over who are willing to be assessed and approved as foster carers and who are also able to move into a disability-adapted property or have their own suitable property.

Short break foster carers are vital in allowing families to continue caring for their children and in providing children with new experiences.

Experience of working with children who have a disability would be an advantage but training would be provided. Payment is up to £500 a week, plus an age-related allowance for each child who is placed with you. We may also provide an adapted vehicle for your use in supporting the children in your care.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer with Cheshire East Council please visit the foster4CheshireEast website or call us now on 0300 123 3223 and do something incredible.