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The North East Celebrates 30 Years of Swiis

2018-06-15T08:58:59+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, North East|

From face painting to a rodeo bull; and magic tricks to Disney princesses, Education Adviser Jonathan Ord tells us about some of the amazing and fun activities that took place on 30th May for the North East’s ‘30th on the 30th’ Swiis birthday party.  “After [...]

Celebrating our North East Foster Carers

2018-06-13T09:43:36+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Durham, Newcastle, North East|

At Swiis, we believe it is important to recognise the dedication of our Foster Carers and the valuable work they do, so we recently held a presentation day in the North East to say a big ‘thank you’ to the foster carers for their tireless [...]

Leeds Yorkshire Swiis 30th Anniversary Celebration, 80’s Style

2018-06-13T08:56:56+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Leeds, Leeds-Story, Swiis News, Yorkshire|

Placement Support Worker Alison, from our Swiis office based in Leeds, Yorkshire, tells us all about the fantastic party their office held to celebrate Swiis turning 30. “Earlier on in the year, a member of Vasstel, our young people’s group came up with the idea [...]

An Open Letter from the Bristol Social Work Team

2018-05-24T10:07:43+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Bristol, Bristol-Story, Foster Care Fortnight, Foster Care News|

The Swiis Bristol Social Work Team write a powerful letter to support Foster Care Fortnight. "If you were to visit our office and talk with our team, you would hear stories of determination, achievement and patience, with a good dollop of humour thrown in. Ask the [...]

What is Foster Care Fortnight?

2018-05-14T12:04:08+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care Fortnight, Foster Care News, Lancashire, Leeds, Manchester, North East, Yorkshire|

Today, the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign launches across the UK, but what is the next two weeks all about? Why do we need a fortnight dedicated to foster care? Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by the [...]

Adventure Trail and Bowling for the South

2018-05-04T10:33:40+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Bristol, Bristol-Story, Participation|

Looking back to the Easter holidays in April, Kristina, our Placement Support Worker in the Swiis South region, tells us about the fun participation events that were held for our children, young people and carers. These days gives everyone a lovely opportunity to catch up. [...]

Easter Bouncing Fun in Yorkshire

2018-04-12T10:46:17+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Leeds, Leeds-Story, Participation, Yorkshire|

School holidays are always a great opportunity for all of our local offices to arrange participation days for our children and young people. It's a chance for them to try new activities. Placement Support Worker, Alison, tells us about a fun day trip the Leeds [...]

Discussing Ideas at the North East Participation Day

2018-03-29T10:37:36+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Durham, North East|

On the 24th February, a productive and fun day was had by all at the inaugural North East Participation Day, which was held in Durham. The aim of the day was to gather ideas from the young people of Swiis about how they could contribute [...]

Half-Term Adventures for the South Office

2018-03-29T10:41:34+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Bristol|

Half-term offers the perfect opportunity for our foster carers and children to all get together. Swiis organise a fun-filled line up of activities across the country and Kristina Werner, one of our lovely Placement Support Workers, tells us all about the lively events that took [...]