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A day in the life of a hub home carer

Hub home carers are at the centre of each of our Mockingbird contellations, so we thought we would let you know what their role involves.

Hub pets part one – introducing John the ‘Satellite’ Rat

Our Mockingbird programme is growing rapidly, with new constellations (fostering households gathered around a hub home which offers planned and emergency respite, advice, training and support) popping up across the country.

Mockingbird: A new way to foster

Mockingbird is an innovative programme for delivering foster care which can bring significant benefits to the lives of fostered children and those who look after them. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has been part of the programme since its inception in 2015.

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Better health, more stability

This blog summarises our Big Issue article from Issue 169 of Foster Care magazine about foster carers’ health and wellbeing.

Building strong and lasting bonds

Melissa Green is the director of operations for The Fostering Network. In this blog Melissa highlights the importance of stability in foster care and how our Mocking programme is delivering it.

The Fostering Network is delighted to have been successful in securing further funding for the next phase of the pioneering Mockingbird programme.

An additional £3.76m has been allocated from the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme to work with new partners as well as testing additional innovations to the model.

All together now!

Last month saw the Mockingbird Family Model Sharing Event take place in the welcoming surroundings of Birmingham’s City Council banqueting suite.

The Mockingbird programme

The introduction of the Mockingbird Family Model to the UK is one of a number of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people.

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