We know that times are particularly hard at the moment but that shouldn't put you off from taking a step toward becoming a foster parent. You may not be aware but there are a few discounts and free things to which as a foster parent you will be entitled too.
As a foster parent, you want to make a difference in a young person’s life, providing them with unique experiences and thrilling challenges that prepare them for adulthood. However, going on fun holidays abroad and planning exciting activity days can often cost a lot of money - which cannot always be covered by your expenses.
Below, the team at Mosaic Foster Care have put together the following list of the free things and discounts our foster parents can benefit from at our independent fostering agency:
Discounts With The Max Card
All foster parents can get access to a Max Card for cheaper activities and days out around the UK. Not only do you, therefore, save money on trips out but you can make amazing, positive memories for the children in your care - no matter what the budget. Their partners include Haven Holidays, Butlins, Flip Out and Drayton Manor. A recommendation for our parents: we suggest that you assign the card to yourself so you can continuously use the card during all of your fostering placements.
Sign up free for discountsforcarers.com
Alongside the Max Card, foster parents can also sign up for discountsforcarers.com - a website giving carers and care workers exclusive discounts and vouchers. They currently partner with brands such as Argos, Clarks, Thorpe Park and Apple so you can treat your foster child without paying an arm and a leg.
With a shortage of foster parents in the United Kingdom, Mosaic Foster Care has set up a recommendation bonus for our current parents. If you recommend someone to us who might be considering fostering, we will give you up to £1,000 for the referral. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, contact details and a brief background to begin the process or give us a call to discuss.
Free Support Groups
Here at Mosaic Foster Care, we host a range of free regular events for our foster parents. These are anything from quarterly meet-ups for our foster parents to our weekly reflective groups where our parents can share any challenges they’re having at the moment. In the summer, your foster children will also have access to a weekly activity club where they can experience everything from beach walks to theme park trips.
Blue Light Card
You can apply for a Blue Light Card which has a foster carer discount that will help you save that little bit more on all the things you love - whether it's your weekly essentials, a special gift, or a surprise day out. Take a look at their offer here: blue light card
Are you interested in knowing more about becoming a foster parent with Mosaic Foster Care? Make an Enquiry today! We would love to hear from you!