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Read the latest news, stories and successes from each of our services. You can browse by categories: Autism, BESD, Complex Needs or Fostering to view the stories that you would like to read.

Third time lucky for Options Foster Carer Pete as he meets his footballing heroes

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It was a case of third time lucky for a football-mad foster carer from Great Wyrley as he finally got to meet his heroes as a special treat. Lifelong Walsall FC fan Pete Jones, who has been a foster carer with Options Fostering for the past three-and-a-half years, got to meet staff and players from […]

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Options Fostering Match Visit to Walsall FC

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Options Fostering, has recently struck up a relationship with the Wyrley Wildcats U11s. The agency has agreed to sponsor shirts and purchase rain coats for the girls’ team, which belongs to Wyrley Juniors. The sponsorship deal came about after Options Fostering learned that one of its carers, Pete Jones, was involved in coaching the team, which his […]

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Children’s Home Celebrates Success This Foster Care Fortnight

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An ‘extraordinarily effective’ children’s home in Shropshire with an ‘excellent standard of care’ is celebrating its 10th successful foster care placement this Foster Care Fortnight.

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Options Fostering Expands Into North Wales

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Options Fostering, is expanding its services into North Wales this spring, to find new foster homes for some of the hundreds of children who need a family across the area. We would like to hear from new and existing foster carers in North Wales to join our expanding team.

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Options Social Worker Dusts of His Trainers to Raise Money for Children’s Charity

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A social worker from Options Fostering is lacing up to raise money for a Shropshire children’s charity. Ben Carter, aged 39, from Telford, will be taking part in the Manchester Marathon in April to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospice.

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People urged to think about fostering this Christmas

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People are being urged to consider those children not fortunate enough to be with their own families this Christmas by giving them the gift of a safe and loving foster home. Options Fostering, has launched a new campaign to find foster homes for some of the hundreds of children in need this winter.

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Villa Farm House Celebrates Retaining Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Rating

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Villa Farm House, in Shifnal, recently received the news it has retained its ‘Outstanding’ rating – an accolade it first gained in 2011. The rating puts the home in the top 11% of children’s homes in the country.

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Case study: Why I became a foster carer…

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Julie is a foster carer and an employee of Options. Read about her experiences and what motivated her to become a foster carer for Options Fostering…

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Options Urging Foster Carers in West Midlands

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Options Fostering are urging people in the West Midlands to spare a thought for the hundreds of children and young people looking for foster care in a safe and loving home in the region during Foster Care Fortnight. Options Fostering, part of Options, offers a specialist fostering service for children and young people with complex behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

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