bring something to the table

This Foster Care Fortnight™, Foster Wales is calling on people across Wales to consider becoming foster carers, by sharing real-life fostering moments, and recipes in their celeb-backed cookbook Bring something to the table.

Wynne Evans at cooking event

Bring something to the table is packed with over 20 recipes, from celebrities including MasterChef Winner, Wynne Evans; Young MasterChef Judge, Poppy O’Toole; and cook, Colleen Ramsey.

Fatima Whitbread

It also features recipes from the foster care community, including athlete and foster care campaigner, Fatima Whitbread, and foster carers GBBO contestant Jon Jenkins, and comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean.

Man and teenage boy in kitchen

By highlighting the simple things carers can offer – like the security of regular mealtimes, family time around the table and creating new food favourites, Foster Wales aim to show that many people already have the skills needed to support a young person through local authority fostering.

‘sometimes it’s as simple as knowing breakfast, lunch, and dinner will always be on the table’ – foster carer

 

“Working with the fostering community and involving our young care-experienced people is at the heart of all our work, so we can continue busting the myths around young people in care and who can be a foster carer.

“Our aim is to share realistic experiences of foster care and show it’s the everyday skills – like cooking dinner every evening – that makes young people feel safe, builds their confidence, and creates lasting memories.

Head of Foster Wales, Alastair Cope

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