Foster carers needed

Uniting Mid North Coast NSW is calling on big hearted people who wish to offer on-going support to children in need.

The appeal comes as figures show almost 20,000 children and young people in NSW are unable to live safely at home.

Uniting, which has been taking care of disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and families for more than 100 years, are holding information evenings across the NSW for those interested in becoming foster carers.

Vanessa Lewis, Carer Recruitment Coordinator, said: “We aim to bust the myths of foster care and let people know we are seeking big-hearted people from all walks of life.

“Even if a family can only provide care once a month, that’s still going to help. We need a range of people to provide different types of care including emergency care, respite, short-term, long-term, guardianship and adoption.”

The information sessions will be held on Monday, October 23 at the Macksville Ex Services Club – 16 Cooper Street, Macksville at 12pm and 6pm.