Empty nest syndrome is a real thing

Empty nest syndrome is a real thing

I recall the weekend my twins left home to go to university. I took one on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday. My partner was also working away that weekend. I returned on the Sunday, to an empty house and for the first time in my life, felt desolate. Luckily...
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Most children in foster care will have likely experienced a feeling of loss or a sense of abandonment during their young lives. Their mothers may have died, or have serious illnesses rendering them unable to take care of the young person anymore. In other cases, their...
New year new you

New year new you

Ikigai and what it means Just as humans have lusted after objects and money since the dawn of time, other humans have felt dissatisfaction at the relentless pursuit of money and fame and have instead focused on something bigger than their own material wealth.Hector...
Thanks to our heroes

Thanks to our heroes

What have been the biggest challenges this year? Angela: As a relatively new organisation, started only 3 years ago, we had a very clear plan to build collaborations that would enable young people in our care to exceed expectations. Alison and I were very clear of...
The new normal at our foster agency

The new normal at our foster agency

We saw, nationwide, a 44% increase in the number of children requiring foster care Covid-19 and foster care We are hopeful that a vaccination programme will bring about the changes we are looking for, but we still hear that we are in for a difficult winter with...