Local support needed for Preston area! Start your fostering journey if you are local to Preston!

Beacon Fostering has a targeted focus on the Preston area and supporting foster carers locally.

Your fostering agency has a resource centre in central Preston, Lancashire on Church Street – this is to have a base for your social worker, to hold training, events and other support groups.

There is a national shortage of foster carers currently and the Preston area is no different. This is further impacted by the increasing number of children in care also which is reaching record levels.

Preston itself has a rich history and was awarded city status in 2002. Preston is a vibrant city overall with also being local to the Lake District, coastal areas and the Forest of Bowland. It is has been voted one of the happiest places to live but this does not mean there are not local issues locally of course relating to housing, schooling and health services.

Through focusing on Preston, Lancashire, we hope to achieve improved outcomes for children and young persons locally and help make a difference.

We provide support across the city areas including Deepdale, Moor Park, Tulketh, Ribbleton, Ashton, Avenham, Cadley, Greyfriars, Sharoe Green and Ingol. Rural areas for Preston where we are recruiting foster carers includes Barton, Goosnargh, Broughton and Grimsargh.

Preston itself is the city but there are also local towns where foster carers are also required including Longridge, Leyland, Garstang, Longridge, Penwortham and Bamber Bridge and Fulwood. Each of these locations near Preston is well supported by Beacon Fostering.

You will receive excellent support when being based in Preston through our competitive fostering allowances, foster carer membership, senior team and matching for local referrals.

Preston is a key local authority for Beacon Fostering on meeting their needs and requirements.

We welcome all applicants to be a foster carer across Preston – we promote equality and diversity regardless of your background including ethnicity, any disabled needs, culture, religious, LGBTQ+ communities. You would need a spare room and time for fostering overall to apply to be a foster carer.

For the majority of foster carers based in Preston, you would receive the tax free allowances that support with your fostering income not being subject to a high level of tax. If you have an enhanced or complex placement, your income could be up to £39,000 for that child or young person.

If you are locally based in Preston, please do contact us or request a call back.

Preston based applicants can also download a Guide to Fostering here