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Shared Care

The Cumbria Shared Care Scheme is one of the fostering options offered by Cumbria County Council.  The scheme offers short breaks to families who have a child or children with disabilities through a Shared Carer who is able to look after the child in the carer’s home.

We aim to match your child with a carer who is able to care for them on a regular basis; maybe for a weekend, a holiday or occasional overnight stays, building up your child’s trust and confidence over time.

Your child benefits from making new friends and having different experiences. Whilst they are being cared for you and your family can have a break; perhaps allowing you to spend time with your other children or simply to re-charge your batteries.


More Details:

You can register your interest in fostering by using the link below or speak to a member of our supportive team. 

To find out more, please follow the links below: 

Who to contact

Telephone
0303 333 1216
Website
Register your interest
Last updated: 16/03/2022
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