Evergreen Foster Care are lucky enough to have OUTSTANDING special schools in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and would be delighted to offer all children in the programme a place at one of our schools. Our life-changing schools provide therapeutic, nurturing, and rigorous education for children from 5-18 with a wide range of special educational needs.
Advantages of this include the opportunity to apply the same consistent model at home and in school, which is more likely to result in a positive outcome for all. Carers can also be reassured that the child is in long-term education with a school which understands and can cope with their child’s needs.
Hopedale School is based in Cheddleton (Staffordshire) and primarily works with children who have social, emotional and / or mental health difficulties, ASD, or moderate learning difficulties.
Bluebell School is based in Kidsgrove (Staffordshire) and educates pupils with a wider range of special educational needs (social, emotional, mental health, ASD, moderate, severe and complex learning difficulties).
Heather Field School is based in Stafford (Staffordshire) and is a nurturing and therapeutic special school for children aged 5-18 with complex social,emotional and mental health needs, cognitive impairment and/or autism.
Lavender Field School is based in Crewe (Cheshire) and provides exceptional, holistic education and therapy to children from 5-18 with a range of complex, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and / or learning needs.
I have recently attended the pre-approval Skills to Foster Training (July 2020) with Evergreen and i can honestly say that it was really useful. I was nervous at first as i wasn’t 100% sure i wanted to foster but the trainers Louise and Clare really made me feel welcome and at home and they made sure that we had the information we needed to continue with out fostering journey
I have never known a fostering agency provide some much support to their carers and we can’t wait to become part of the team!
I wasn’t sure about fostering but i liked the idea of becoming a respite carer and see how i got on. Following the pre-approval training (July 2020) i have now changed my mind, and i would like to progress to full time. I haven’t know an agency who offers so many different packages.
To all the teachers and other people who helped me.
Thank you for getting me through a school year.
You are the best school and class that I have ever been in. When I first came to school I was a bit shy but I soon realised that you were all welcoming and very understanding. I absolutely love this school and class and I could never have asked for a better family than you guys.
I wish Evergreen existed when I lived at Hopedale because they would have supported me and found me the right family to live with. The staff are great because they listen to what you want, and they understand the problems you have had in your life, then they try to give you ways to cope in the future. I lived at Hopedale for 6 years and I was desperate to move into foster care. I hope this gives other children like me, the opportunities I didn’t have.
I lived at Hopedale for 4 years and then they helped me to move into foster care. At first I was worried about leaving Hopedale, but I still come to the school and get to see my friends, so I’m very happy with how things have turned out. I still meet with the therapist once a week so she can continue to help me with my struggles. I like living in a family again.
Ex- residential pupil
As an employee at Hopedale I am very excited to hear that Evergreen will be opening soon. Evergreen will open exciting opportunities for some of the children we have living at Hopedale, they will be given the opportunity to be placed with a foster family who will be equipped with the level of knowledge and share the same amount of love that the staff have here at Hopedale for the children. I am looking forward to seeing the children start their new adventures in life, as they deserve the best.
Employee at Hopedale
When I started working at Hopedale, X was one of the first children that I helped to move in. In the last 3 years I have observed his confidence grow and he has developed hobbies and interests, such as theatre school and dance, which I know X was shy about attending at first. However , Hopedale encouraged him to be himself and now he is thriving and absolutely ready to live in a family. X’s foster carers should look forward to the years ahead.
Currently employee at Hopedale
To everyone who went above and beyond for T.
Thank you so much.
Social Worker of a young person who lived at Hopedale for 5 years
Thank you for taking care of J and supporting his move to his forever family.
Parent of an ex-residential pupil
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