Our offer

Foster dad and son, Wetlands Walthamstow

We are committed to caring for the young people in our borough that need a home, and that’s where you come in. As a Waltham Forest foster carer you will receive a fantastic package including;

  • Payment; up to £467 per week which includes your fee in recognition of your skills
  • Up to 60 per cent off your Council Tax bill if you live in Waltham Forest or a payment toward your Council Tax if you live out of the Borough
  • Discounted membership at any of our six leisure centres in Waltham Forest for you and your family
  • Rewards - access to a lifestyle hub of Waltham Forest foster carer’s benefits. This gives you a variety of discounts off major brands;
    • You can save money at over  2,000 of the UK’s favourite retailer  
    • Purchase discounted cinema tickets
    • Find discounts on major attractions, venues and places of interest
  • Outstanding preparation and on-going training (Ofsted commended)
  • A dedicated Social Worker and out of hours support
  • A support group offering friendship and learning
  • An allowance to help with setting up costs
  • Fosternet – your very own web portal giving you access to information and training to help with your role
  • Free membership with the Fostering Network - a national body for foster carer
  • We are also implementing the Fostering Network  Mockingbird model, which will provide increased peer to peer support for our carers

We will always place a young person with a Waltham Forest carer ahead of another fostering agency.