Fostering with Somerset County Council

Your Spare Room could change someone’s life

How do you use your spare Bedroom? A place to store the laundry or an under-used exercise bike? Why not give that room an amazing purpose? A home for a Somerset child.

The number of children in care in our county has now risen to over 500. Could you help them enjoy a brighter future?

Brandon and Josh 15 and 13, have been fostered for over seven years now and they can’t thank their foster carers enough:

“When we first came to Dave and Paula’s house we were really scared, our lives were all over the place. They gave us love, stability and made us feel safe. They treat us just like their own children. We are in a much better place now and looking forward to the future – Dave and Paula say we can stay as long as we like.”

What do I need to be a foster carer?

The enthusiasm to help turn a child or young person’s life around

A spare bedroom bit you DON'T need to be a homeowner.

You must be over 21, but there's NO upper age limit.

Whether you’re single or in a couple, what gender or sexual orientation you are DOESN'T matter.

We are a ‘not for profit’ service. We channel our energies into a competitive fee for you, great training and support from our team, plus extra rewards and discounts when you foster with us.

For more information call 0800 587 9900, visit www. or come to an information evening:

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