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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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Why I foster: Helen
1st June 2022

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 influence they can have on...

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We are delighted to announce the opening of our brand-new Resource Centre, Progress House. The brand-new state-of-the-art facility will help individuals with additional needs learn new skills, gain employment, access therapies, participate in activities and make new friends. Set to benefit hundreds of Black Country families, the £250,000 multipurpose space is a result of 12...

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Why I foster: Jane
11th May 2022

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 biased; but welcoming a young...

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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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Why I foster: Joanna
9th March 2022

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 we love it. Seeing a...

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It was late one evening when Sasha arrived. She was just a year-old, dressed in a pink padded coat and carried through the door. ‘She looked so scared and dirty,’ says Pauline who was there to open her heart and give her a home. Later as Pauline gently placed her in a warm bubble bath,...

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A Foster Carer’s Story: Gail
19th February 2022

  Foster carers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Opening up your home and heart to children is not easy, but as Gail explains, it’s a rewarding experience. Gail, a foster carer, was in the kitchen when Amy received the telephone call to say she had passed her GCSEs.  Amy was a teenager who had no confidence in...

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