Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer?

At Life Without Barriers, we believe that families come in all shapes and sizes, and we provide our carers with the support they need to make a real difference in a child's life. So, don't let your relationship status hold you back from changing a child's life.

Join our community of caring and dedicated carers today.

Real Stories

"You share your life with them, which is so exciting"
Lyndon, Foster carer with Life Without Barriers

Now more than ever we need people from all walks of life to become foster carers for vulnerable children and young people.

If you have extra room in your heart and home, we'd love to hear from you. Make a positive impact on a child's life and contact us today.

At Life Without Barriers, we understand the unique needs and considerations of single individuals who are interested in becoming foster parents. We believe that everyone, regardless of their relationship status, can provide a loving and supportive home for children in need. If you're a single person considering fostering, here are some important factors to consider:

  • Strong Support Network: We recognise the significance of having a strong support network around you. It is crucial to have individuals who can provide you with both physical and emotional support as you embark on your fostering journey. Take the time to identify and connect with friends, family members, or support groups who can offer assistance and guidance along the way.

  • Stable Home Life and Availability: Providing a stable and nurturing home environment is essential for the well-being of children in foster care. Consider the time you can commit to the child's care, including daily routines, school activities, and emotional support.

  • Work-life Flexibility: Becoming a foster carer requires a level of flexibility in your work life to meet the needs of the children in your care. Reflect on your current work situation and determine if you have the necessary flexibility to accommodate the demands of fostering. Alternatively, explore different types of care that could align better with your circumstances and the time you can dedicate, for example, respite foster care.

  • Co-parenting Communication: If you are a single parent who shares parenting responsibilities with someone else, it is essential to have open and honest discussions about fostering. Ensure that all co-parents are on board and have a clear understanding of the commitment and impact fostering may have on your family dynamics.

  • Social Life and Personal Time: Fostering is a rewarding yet demanding experience that may have an impact on your social life and personal time. Reflect on how fostering might influence your current social commitments and personal activities. While adjustments may be necessary, it's important to maintain a healthy balance between your own needs and the needs of the child in your care.

  • So, what’s the process? To become a foster carer your ability to care for and nurture a child is what really matters. Click through to learn more about being a carer with Life Without Barriers. Or, why not take our self assessment quiz!

The Life Without Barriers’ foster care team are committed to providing support, training, and resources to help guide you through this fulfilling journey.

If you're ready to make a difference in a child's life and create a loving home, get in touch with us today. Together, we can help children thrive and build brighter futures.

Learn more about Lyndon and his journey to fostering here.

Make a positive impact on a child's life

Take the first step towards changing a child's life today, and join our family of dedicated and loving carers.