Always Having Somewhere to Turn<br />

Always Having Somewhere to Turn

At Progress we care that your family can always get the help and specialist support you need.

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Progress Care Solutions is an independent provider of specialist social care services to vulnerable children and young adults. We exist to support the ‘progress’ of the people who need us.

Our goal is to increase resilience and reduce dependency by blending a range of services to provide seamless transitions through residential, foster care, semi-independent and independent living.

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growing up in foster care stories

Growing up in foster care: Stephanie

17th September 2020

Growing up in foster care is not easy for some children. Therefore, it becomes the responsibility of the carer to create an atmosphere for a child to feel loved. We asked Stephanie to share her experiences of fostering and tell us what it’s like to be in a new home.
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young people on their lockdown experiences

Lockdown experiences: young people

26th August 2020

The lockdown has been challenging for all of us. With our daily routines changing – and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future – we are now living different lives. We spoke to two young people on their lockdown experiences, how they have coped and their hopes for the…
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supervising social worker

What does a Supervising Social Worker do?

7th August 2020

A supervising social worker supports and guides a foster carer in every aspect of their fostering experience. We spoke to Progress supervising social worker Tendai to get an insight on her role. It is my responsibility to develop a close working relationship with our pool of foster carers. On any…
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Support Worker at Nightingale House

5 minutes with…Darrell  

27th July 2020

The Support Worker at Nightingale House, on working in mental health, training, and why team work is important. I used to work for Derby Mental Health Trust as a health care assistant. My job was to support people who had different…
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fostering changes lives

Why I foster: Helen

1st July 2020

In a new series of interviews we have asked Progress foster carers why they foster care and how fostering changes lives. Helen has been caring for James and Perry with her husband, Henry. This is her story. When you have a child of your own, you realise what a positive…
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Safeguarding children and young people

Safeguarding children and young people

9th June 2020

Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from any abuse, neglect, or exploitation. We want all foster children and young people to grow up as part of a loving family. It is, therefore, the Progress foster team’s responsibility to give children and young people (and their carers)…
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becoming a support worker

Sybil’s tips on becoming a support worker

3rd June 2020

Sybil is an experienced Team Leader at Progress. Having worked closely with staff at Portland house she is well placed to tell us what is needed in becoming a support worker. A Progress support worker gives children and young adults (with complex disabilities) practical and emotional support to live…
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5 minutes with…Michelle

18th May 2020

The Support Worker at Wellcroft House, on life at Progress, beverages, and why you should give working with young people a try. I always wanted to do something meaningful in life. I’ve had different jobs and owned a café too, but it wasn’t fulfilling. When I saw a job come…
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foster care experiences

Why I foster: Jane

11th May 2020

In a new series of interviews we have asked Progress foster carers why they foster care and how fostering changes lives. Jane has been caring for Fariha. This is her story. I have worked with and cared for young people with complex disabilities for over twenty years. I may be…
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what is a support worker

What does a support worker do?

17th April 2020

Laura is one of the Registered Managers at Stourbridge House. Having started her career as a Support Worker, she knows what it takes in getting a foot in the door and developing a career in health and social care. Now responsible for recruiting staff, Laura has shared her words…
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why I foster

Why I foster: Joanna

9th March 2020

In a new series of interviews we will be asking Progress foster carers why they choose to foster and why despite some challenges, fostering can bring a lot of joy. Here’s Joanna’s story. “You don’t help someone to get a pat on the back. My husband and I foster because…
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investors in people progress

Progress Awarded Gold

13th February 2020

Progress are delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Investors in People, We invest in people, Gold accreditation. Investors in People (IIP) is a standard for people management, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to its framework of good practice in the workplace. With a community of…
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