Our Foster Carers and support team share some of their caring stories.
Becoming a foster carer is a big decision, the next step is to have a conversation with Allambi Care.Get in touch
A spare bedroom
A predictable and stable home environment
To be over 21 years of age, of any faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression
To have a willingness to dedicate your time whether that be for a weekend, a week, or full time care
24 hour support
Training for carers
Financial aid through a tax free allowance
Specialist health services for the young person
Assistance to help a young person engage meaningfully with family and kin
Yes, you certainly can be single and be an authorised foster carer. Many of our carers are single and they provide a fantastic, supportive home for children who need it.
Pensioners can be foster carers, and they often have the time needed to invest into a child or young person to really make a difference. We don’t have a maximum age limit because every person’s circumstances are different. The life experience, wisdom and gentle care provided by someone who has had lots of birthdays can be just what some children need.
Foster Carers receive a tax-free allowance that assists in the day-to-day costs of raising a child. It helps cover things such as school fees, food, clothing, sporting fees etc. The carer allowance is calculated at a nightly rate for each child and depends on their level of needs. Additional payments may be received from Centrelink, depending on the person’s individual circumstances.
At Allambi Care, we understand the joys and the challenges that come with fostering, and we are committed to providing you with a range of supports to ensure that both you and the young person in your care thrive. These include training, 24/7 assistance, financial aid, access to holistic healthcare and opportunities for the young person to return home safely. Click here for more information on how we support our Foster Carers.
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Most people are a bit unsure about who can be a Foster Carer. The truth is, there is not just one type of Foster Carer.
We know you've got lots of questions. We've tried to cover some of them here.