News | How Fostering Has Enriched Our Lives: We Chat to Foster Carers James Wilkinson and Darren Sharpe Here, we talk to James Wilkinson, who fosters with his partner Darren, about how Heath Farm Fostering supported him during the process of becoming a foster carer, and how subsequent placements have enriched their lives News | Heath Farm Information Event - Dartford Join us on Wednesday the 28th of March, 11am - 7pm, at the Holiday Inn Express, Dartford for our Information Event. Heath Farm Children's Services have been offering supported foster placements for over 20 years. We specialise in supporting young people who need therapeutic foster placements, often as an alternative to residential care. Our foster carers attend an enhanced level of training and they are supported by a team of social workers, therapists, mentors and education professionals. Our dedicated respite houses support carers and young people using an attachment model of intervention. We recognise that carers need a break to enable them to work at their full potential but we also know young people want to stay within their communities to maintain relationships with friends and social activities. At Heath Farm we do everything we can to make sure you are able to offer the best care possible. That’s why, if you are already a carer and want to switch to Heath Farm, we’ll take care of everything leaving you free to continue being a great parent. We also provide accelerated assessments for experienced carers who switch to us. Want to know more? Come along to our information event! Venue: The Holiday Inn Express,University Way, Dartford, DA1 5PA Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have about fostering and/or switching and provide information on how we support you throughout the process. We look forward to meeting you! News | Heath Farm Open Day - 21st April Join us on the 21st of April for an Open Day at Heath Farm, Whitstable. Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer support and advice. We look forward to meeting you!