What we can achieve by working together

What we can achieve by working together

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News and Blogs

You can be sure that life never stands still at Progress.

Read our latest News and Blogs below to keep completely up-to-date with everything that’s going on in the Progress world.

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My Name is Leah Austin, I’m 50yrs old, I live alone and I have been working as a foster carer with Progress Care since May 2021. So, after applying to Progress Care I began to quickly realise that it was not just a case of applying, they assess you and you get a child. No,...

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that following an inspection by OFSTED in November 2021, we have been awarded the highest possible rating of ‘OUTSTANDING’. The inspectors were full of praise and noted that: “Children are cared for by carers who know them incredibly well and make exceptional progress from their starting points.” “Children have...

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19th November 2021

Do you have the skills to support a child that has just arrived in the UK without any parents? Are you able to support a child that has suffered persecution due to their ethnicity, religion, culture, views or spoken language? Would you be able to make a child feel safe, secure, and loved within your...

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A big ‘well done’ to one of our Residential Support Workers Venice Campbell, who has been collecting donations for a local mother and baby hostel and the neonatal ward at New Cross Hospital. Venice became increasingly aware of the number of perfectly-good toys going to waste and ending up in landfills every year. Working in...

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Fostering is one of the most selfless and courageous things one can do; however, it can come with anxieties and common misconceptions surrounding the process. If you’re someone who has considered fostering, but has unanswered questions – you are not alone. In this blog post we take some of the most common misconceptions about fostering...

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Sponsorship announcement!
6th September 2021

We are pleased to officially reveal that we will be sponsoring Warstones Wanderers FC for the 21/22 season! As we are so passionate about supporting our local community, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to showcase this in any way we can – hence why we were keen to get involved with this...

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5 minutes with…Julian
19th July 2021

The community support worker on the importance of mentors, giving back, and listening. I am a head of the year in a mainstream secondary school and have been doing this for the last thirteen years. Some of the children in the school are in care or have SEN (special education needs). I wanted to gain...

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What is Skills to Foster?
12th July 2021

One of the most frequently asked fostering questions is about the type of support a foster carer will receive. As a foster carer, we want to ensure you are equipped to manage a child or young person’s behaviour. Therefore, the Progress Skills to Foster training is our chance to prepare you for the challenges of...

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5 minutes with…Tom
30th June 2021

The Team Leader at Oak Cottage, on the benefits of working together, his life experience, and being yourself at Progress. I grew up in challenging circumstances. I was brought up in care and was in foster care too. So, I can relate to the young people I care for and empathise with them. I can be...

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