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Fostering Children with Additional Needs or a Disability

Could you offer a child with a disability or additional needs a safe and loving home?

To understand more about how you can affect someone’s life, please read Hannah’s story :

Hannah has a full time foster family who give her the time, love, support and care she needs as she reaches adulthood.

Hannah has cerebral palsy, severe learning disabilities and has limited communication skills. This is managed really well by the foster family and Hannah always feels like part of the family and has a lot of fun and interaction.

Hannah is a lovely girl who needs constant care and supervision. She has seizures which can be, at times, prolonged and on occasion need medical attention. She has poor vision but responds well to voice. Hannah has a lovely smile and personality.

Hannah loves loud music and lots of noise and is used to living in busy household, she thrives from the hustle and bustle of family life. Hannah’s sleep pattern varies at times and she can often be awake during the night and become very distressed.

Due to her physical limitations, Hannah requires support with all aspects of her personal care including; bathing, feeding and needs help with moving around and handling. Hannah has a Gastrostomy tube fitted for her food; all her medications are also given through this.

Hannah has very little contact with her birth family and lives with a loving foster family whom support her 24 hours a day with all of her daily needs. Hannah is a wheelchair user; the foster carer’s home has been slightly adapted so that it can meet all of her needs.

Although Hannah lives with the foster family, the need for a full-time respite option for a family looking after Hannah is always available.

If you could foster someone like Hannah long-term, with lots of additional needs as part of your family then please get in touch today, we would love to hear from you.

Join the hundreds of households across the region already changing children’s lives

Make the first step and request an information pack today:

www.hull.gov.uk/fostering

Or

Call 01482 612 800

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