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Transitioning to the NDIS and not sure where to begin? A chat with one of our resident NDIS Engagement Officers is a great place to start.
Right now thousands of Australian children and young people who have been separated from their families are in desperate need of respite, short-term and long-term care. They're searching for a safe, nurturing environment, and you could be the answer.
Becoming a Foster Carer with Lifestyle Solutions will give you the chance to make a real and meaningful difference in a child's life. Regardless of the reason behind the separation, the experience is usually traumatic and likely to have left them feeling confused and vulnerable. Your patience, care and perseverance will provide the comfort and security a child yearns for and deserves.
Foster Care is provided to children and young people from birth to 17 years of age, who for any number of reasons are unable to live with their own family.
Most enter care because:
Yes, there are three main types of care that our Foster Carers provide.
Respite Care – Designed to give families a break and create a positive experience for the child, Respite Care is provided for regular short stays such as school holidays, weekends or for short periods during the week.
Short-term Care – Provided for up to 12 months, Short-term Care aims to ultimately reunite the child with their parents or extended family.
Long-term Care – When a child is not expected to return to their family, and the Children's Court has made an order placing them in the care of the Minister for Community Services, Long-term Care is necessary.
Foster Carers are ordinary people, doing extraordinary things. If you are over the age of 18, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and in good health, you can apply to become a Foster Carer.
You can be:
Yes, a spare room is essential. It is necessary for the child to have a place to call their own, where they have a private space to change, do homework or take some time out.
We want our carers to feel confident, capable and informed. We provide:
Call us for a chat:NSW Support Centre: (02) 8801 3200