Congratulations to our Wales Regional Service Manager - Sharon Cavaliere for raising £600 after running the Cardiff Half Marathon.
"My charity was Crossroads (SE Wales) Young Carers Project," Sharon said, "basically the funding provides a youth club for those children aged 10-18 who care for their parents or siblings who are experiencing illness or a disability. It provides them with a break from the home and time with others in a similar position. The youth club provides them with the opportunity to discuss how they feel and learn more about their sibling/parent's condition and focus on them and how they are coping with the situation at home. This charity is very personal to me."
On October 5th 2014 Sharon ran the Cardiff half marathon - all 13.1 miles - in an amazing 2 hours 46 minutes.
"It was brutal, but I have to say it was an achievement. I ran the marathon with three of my best friends from school (who I have known for over 35 years!!) which made the event even more special. I have to say a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me, it is really going to a great cause. I also have to say a big thank you to all my staff across Wales who have constantly kept me motivated and kept up to date with my training programme!"
For more information on the Crossroads Young Carers Project, click here.
The next Open Day at the Coventry office is on Thursday 21st August from 10am - 4pm.
We’re Rated Good to Outstanding
“I feel like part of the family” – young person looked after by a Pathway Care foster carer.
We’re celebrating a hugely successful Ofsted report in our Bromsgrove region.
The inspection, which took place in early June, focused on:
- the overall effectiveness
- the quality of service
- the safeguarding of children and young people
- the leadership and management and the experiences
- progress and outcomes for children and young people
and each category was rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the inspectors.
Catherine Rioda, Service Manager for the Bromsgrove region is delighted with the findings “the inspectors noted that our highly trained and highly valued foster carers are extremely well supported by our staff which enables them to provide the best possible homes for fostered children and young people”.
“We ensure our foster children aren’t stigmatised by the fact they are in care. In conjunction with their foster carers, they make day to day decisions about their own lives and, as one young person told the inspectors, “I feel like part of the family”. A comment like that gives us immense pride; we know that the young person is safe, secure and happy.”
The agency has, what the inspectors described as, a “robust referral and matching process” which ensures the needs of children and young people looking for a foster home are given full consideration as are those of the potential foster carer and their families. One of Pathway Care’s foster carers commented “When I need support it’s always there. Pathway was with us all the way”.
Catherine is justifiably proud of her team: “the ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted is a lovely reward for everyone involved with Pathway Care and reflects the continuing dedication, drive and commitment to delivering the very best quality services ”.
A huge ‘thank you’ to all involved and we look forward to helping more children and young people achieve, enjoy and thrive as they should.