Helen and Cheryl – supporting and investing in each other

helen-and-cheryl-support-and-invest-in-each-otherAt Capstone we believe that investing in staff and supporting them to do their job well can be a team effort.

There are often strengths within a team that can be shared with each other. When Helen joined Capstone she was supported by the team of experienced Supervising Social Workers to understand the individual needs of the foster carers she was going to support. At Capstone we listen to our foster carers, and build a strong relationship with them so we know how to meet their needs. Our team are keen to share best practice with each other and take new staff under the wing of experienced staff, and give additional support and advice to enable them to build a strong rapport with the foster carers we supervise.

A foster carer recently left a 5* review on Facebook about her recent experience of Capstone, and shares how supportive she has found Helen as her Supervising Social Worker (SSW). “We’ve been approved since 2011 and we’ve enjoyed every single second of fostering. There have been times when it’s been challenging and tough but all we’ve had to do was pick up the phone and contact our SSW and we know that we have her support and all at Capstone too. We highly recommend becoming foster carers and luckily from our experiences family and friends have made that step and are approved carers. Thanks for everything Capstone – without you we couldn’t do this.”

In the photo are Cheryl and Helen, Supervising Social Workers for Capstone Midlands.

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