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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.

Interested in reading more about the amazing experiences we’ve all had at Progress, click here.

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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parent and child fostering

What is a Parent and Child Placement?

3rd January 2020

Parent and child foster care is a unique type of fostering where a parent (usually a mother) and baby comes to stay with you at a time when they need extra support.   There is also the possibility the parent could be a father and sometimes you may end up…
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Four Stories About Our Young People

5th December 2019

“The young people I support are the reason why I am a support worker.” We love to hear about the success and achievements of our young people. In their own way, they all make us proud of them. It’s also important to note the hard work our Support Workers do working…
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