Home for Good: Leicester
A local group of the national charity Home for Good, which works to increase awareness of fostering and adoption and support foster and adoptive families.
Please check out our video of the highlights from our launch!
Please get in touch with the team!
Email: . Facebook: www.facebook.com/homeforgoodleicester/.
Bullfrog Arts is a fabulous Leicester based organisation that provide specialist music projects to support vulnerable children and young people with their emotional health and well-being.
They also run “Fostering Voices” – Leicester’s very own foster carers singing group! Email for details. A short film about the group can be viewed here: https://leicestershiremusichub.org/news/2020/02/fostering-voices-ad?fbclid=IwAR2eBdlZbUSLqZDxo8b-JBQK43H9CFi41CPpMApW-8r1BCqL9i90nq6vuy4
Leicester City Football Club
The Community Trust at Leicester City Football Club offer a range of programmes for young people aged 11-16 and care leavers, including free weekly football sessions and youth clubs.
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Madlug – luggage that makes a difference
Madlug was founded in 2015 by Dave Linton because he wanted to make a difference to the children who enter care carrying their only possessions in a bin bag.
He has a “buy one, give one” approach. For every bag purchased from their website, one will be given to a child in care. So easy, and yet such as massive difference can be made. Every child deserves value and dignity.
Find out more here: www.madlug.com.
Leicestershire Cares creates partnerships and opportunities that enable the business sector to :
- understand the needs of the local community
- contribute to the growth of inclusive, safe communities
- support and inspire children and young people in their transition to the workplace.
Details about their work with care experienced young people can be found here: www.leicestershirecares.co.uk/get-help/individuals/young-people/care-experience/
Adopter Voice, set up by Adoption UK, gives a voice to adopters to inform the development of Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs). It’s a great way of getting your experiences, ideas, thoughts and feelings heard on specific topics relating to adoption.
You do not need to be a member of Adoption UK to get involved with Adopter Voice.
Each area has a Champion who is your local representative and this is about where you actually live and not who you adopted through. Please email the Champion as per the list below and you will be invited to join a closed face book group or contribute via email.
Further details can also be found here: www.adoptionuk.org/welcome
National Association of Therapeutic Parents
Support, promotion and advocacy for all therapeutic parents. Website: www.naotp.com.
The organisation also runs a closed Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/therapeuticparents/) for people who are interested in therapeutic parenting strategies and methods. Typically therapeutic parenting is used for healing traumatised children who have suffered trauma and therefore have developmental trauma and attachment difficulties. It may also be used with birth children who have experienced some kind of interruption to attachment.
Provides information and support for children and adults with ADHD, and their families. Based in Leicester. Find out more here: www.adhdsolutions.org