Merton hosted the dinner and dance event on Friday 14 May, at Cannizaro House Hotel, as part of Foster Care Fortnight. The night was in recognition of the invaluable service that foster carers provide to young people, 365 days a year.
The event was during Councillor Maxi Martin’s last week of as Mayor of Merton. Rea Mattocks, Director of Housing and Social Services and Helen Lincoln, Head of Children’s Services also attended the event.
The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Maxi Martin, said:
“Merton places a high value on its foster carers, and we are so pleased to be able to give something back by treating them to this special reception. There were awards to recognise particular individuals and commemorate the long service of many.”
“Being a foster carer can be a challenging task, but there can also be lots of rewards, not least is the satisfaction of helping children through difficult and traumatic times.”
Anyone who would like to find out more information about becoming a foster carer in Merton should call the Family Placement Team for an informal chat on 0800 073 0874.