A project to increase the number of foster carers and adoptive parents in the Wokingham Borough is being launched next Sunday (November 1) at an adoption event at Kings Church Wokingham.
The Home for Good project is a partnership between the Wokingham Borough church community and Wokingham Borough Council and aims to find 20 new carers and families in the next two years. The initiative will work with churches across the Wokingham Borough, with plans to extend to other faith groups when these links are established.
Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for children's services Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Home for Good to raise awareness in the church community of the need for us to find local carers for our children and young people.
"I would like to encourage anyone who believes they could provide a safe and loving family home life to come and talk to us."
Laura Eades, Home for Good Reading project lead, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for churches to work alongside Wokingham Borough Council and demonstrate their willingness to offer a home to children in need in our community."
Kings Church Wokingham meets at the Wokingham Community Centre, 35 Reading Road, Wokingham.