Here is an update from Dave Kingswood, Project Leader for Home for Good in the Bath area.

2021 had been a mixture of difficulty and also profound blessing from God in meeting the needs of vulnerable children across our region.  Currently, in terms of needing foster carers for children, we have the smallest need we have ever experienced.

This is incredible as the chances to share in churches have been so hard to secure because of the pandemic.  Although this particular need is low there are other types of foster carers needed including: family link carers (children who are with their birth families with additional needs who need regular breaks); respite carers; unaccompanied asylum-seeking children; supported lodgings carers; and for the new fostering families’ scheme. These are areas we are particularly focussing on now.

Over the last few months, we have had various opportunities to keep growing the work of Home for Good.  Recently, I had the chance to help the national Home for Good team develop Bible study materials that will be released in the new year to help people understand the theology of fostering and adoption.

We have given some of our wonderful foster carers treat boxes to encourage and tell them how great we think they are.  We also had a foster carers lunch at Life Church at the beginning of December which we put on for the local authority and carers in the area.

We are excited to be putting on a celebration of fostering and adoption at Bath Abbey on the 11thFebruary from 10-12pm.  We will be hearing from church leaders, Home for Good’s CEO, Tarn Bright, as well as networking with people in our area over refreshments and goody bags for all carers.  It would be great to see as many people as possible so get your ticket by clicking HERE.