Foster carers from Wrexham recognised for long service

Archived: Posted January 26, 2017

Two foster carers from Wrexham have been praised for their dedication to providing outstanding care to children at a lunch and awards organised by Foster Care Associates (FCA).

More than 40 foster carers from across North Wales attended the event held at the Llandudno Bay and Spa Hotel to celebrate the work of its foster carers across the region.

Four carers were presented with special awards for long service, including Barry and Sharon Hughes from Wrexham who have been fostering with FCA for five years.

The couple have looked after a number of young people over the years including children requiring respite and emergency care and some on longer term placements too.

Sharon said: ‘’We were so pleased to have received this recognition, although we couldn’t have achieved this without the help and support from our fellow carers and friends at FCA. In Cymru North we have the most supportive group of carers. We really are like one big family who support each other no matter what.’’

Anne Armstrong, regional manager, from FCA Cymru said: “The awards recognised the excellent work our foster families do and the wonderful outcome that their ongoing guidance and support has on the young children’s development.

“We are in search of more carers like Barry and Sharon in North Wales who will open both their hearts and homes to children in need of fostering.”

Foster Care Associates operate 50 offices across the UK, servicing every region in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Since it was established more than 21 years ago, Foster Care Associates has placed 30,000 children with families to nurture and support them. In the UK there is a shortage of 10,000 foster carers, and the organisation aims to redress that balance via local events to provide insight and advice for potential carers.

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