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Harrow Borough Council calls for foster carers
People are being called to offer their homes and become foster carers as part of borough-wide campaign.
Harrow Borough Council says it is needs to increase the number of carers in the area to provide a safe home for young people.
The council is currently looking for people willing to look after siblings and also take mother and baby placements.
Berna Grant has been a foster carer in Harrow for 22 years and has looked after more than 150 children.
She said: “I have been a nurse all my life and I really enjoyed caring for people. I wanted to continue caring and I realised that there were children out there who needed a home.
“I have hugely enjoyed it. It’s particularly rewarding when you see a change in a child and when they come back after they’ve left and say thank you.
“To be a foster carer, you need to have patience, understanding and love children. But the main thing is patience.
“You get a lot of training and support. The council’s link workers are always there when you need them and the training is very good.”
Each carer gets a dedicated social worker to for support and each receives a weekly payment.
Those interested in becoming a social carer can do so by clicking here.
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