Foster carers celebrated

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ANGUS based foster carers were treated to a friendly dinner reception recently, courtesy of Angus Council.

The informal carvery and presentation evening at the Finavon Hotel, Forfar, was a way for the council to thank the dozens of carers and volunteers for their efforts.

Councillor Alison Andrews, convener of social work and health, presented the foster carers and volunteers who have given 15 years’ service with gift tokens and bouquets of flowers.

Charles Bell, a volunteer befriender from Carnoustie, was given a special presentation on his retiral after 14 years’ service.

Provost Ruth Leslie Melville explained and praised the efforts of the foster carers and volunteers saying: “Social Work and Health are very fortunate to have such a committed group of great volunteers and foster carers.

“We have 59 carers and 130 volunteers providing a range of tasks from volunteer driving, befriending, home visiting or helpers at residential and day units.

“Other volunteers spend time with service users by participating in games and art activities or a visit to the park or cinema, or helping with teas and socialising.”

She added: “Our volunteers help Social Work and Health to deliver an excellent service to the people of Angus. We are very grateful for their continuing efforts.”

Anyone interested in fostering should contact Angus Council on 01241 435078 or visit www.fosteringandadoption.angus.gov.uk