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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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What foster care means

What does foster care mean?

9th April 2019

To foster care you provide a family life for children who are unable to live with their own parents. Across the UK, foster carers open their hearts and homes to children in need of love, care and attention. Sara has been a long time foster carer for Progress and spoke to us…
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why foster care?

Q&A: Why foster care?

2nd April 2019

Lola is currently going through an assessment to become foster carer. Having been through the process before, we spoke to her about her experiences and the big question: why foster care? What is your day job? I currently work as a senior social work assistant in a ‘Child in Care’ team in the…
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Foster Carers’ Story: Toni and Ashley

26th March 2019

The names of the foster children have been changed to protect their identity. ‘We are happy because they are happy,’ says Ashley who gave up his job to foster twin boys with autism. ‘We say this is our family and we feel really close to them. We call them our…
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A New Member Of Our Senior Team – Margaret Hopkins

18th March 2019

Progress are thrilled to welcome our outstanding home manager Margaret Hopkins into the senior management team Before joining Progress as a support worker, Margaret was a foster carer for 22 years. Her magic was quickly recognised here and she progressed to senior, deputy and then registered manager. Over her 16…
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Progress Foster Carers Awards Lunch

12th March 2019

Foster carers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things… Opening your home and ultimately your heart to someone else’s child is not easy, but is a hugely rewarding experience. Celebrating this together is important, because our foster carers make it possible for Progress to contribute to improving the lives and outcomes…
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Working for Progress: Roma and Vicky’s story

6th March 2019

The memories of a day at Reading Festival still stay with Roma and hold a special place in her heart.  She had taken a teenager from Wellcroft House to the festival, and Roma could see the joy on her face as the young girl got out of her wheelchair…
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A Foster Carer’s Story: Pauline

25th February 2019

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…
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Carees in Social Care

Working for Progress: Bria’s Story

21st February 2019

Bria joined Progress as a Student Fostering Social Worker and has become an important member of the team. We recently caught up with her to see how she’s been getting on in her new role and hear more about what attracted her to a career in Social Care. “My Mum…
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What is the Hub?

19th February 2019

We want the young people in our care to have a great start to life and are supported as much as possible. We are continuously looking for areas where we can improve our services. This helps us achieve our goal of being the best we can be. This is where…
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A Foster Carer’s Story: Gail

19th February 2019

  Gail with Tina (Progress Operations Manager) 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…
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Progress Spring Day Egg and Spoon Race

Our Spring Charity Partnership

12th April 2018

Our charity champions, Anna and Jess made their way over to visit our charity of the year Acorns Children’s Hospice, to brainstorm fundraising ideas.   This year, Acorns are celebrating a huge milestone; their 30th anniversary. Part of their fundraising challenge is to encourage supporters to have a go…
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Access All Areas: The Hub

20th March 2018

Our Hub services have been put together with the aim to help children and young adults with disabilities get the absolute most from life.   Between custom built accommodation, fun clubs and respite for all the family, we’ve been extremely successful in our goal. To get an inside look on…
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