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Oasis Network

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The Oasis Network provides foster carers with support, respite and advice from an experienced carer and mentor. 

The Network provides a range of benefits including peer support, regular joint planning and social activities. Experienced foster carers will provide support and respite to a group of 6 to 8 foster homes by giving carers

  • an oasis with space and time to reflect
  • a network of additional support
  • stronger relationships with social workers
  • motivation and confidence building
  • a network that reduces carer isolation. 

Oasis Network Carers receive a bespoke financial package of around £20,000 per year plus training and will be fully supported by a Liaison Worker. They will benefit from stronger relationships with fellow foster carers and social workers, gaining knowledge and access to resources. The role is ideal for experienced caregivers with well-developed social and emotional skills who excel at building strong relationships.

The Oasis Network will also

  • offer placement stability for young people 
  • enhance the fostering experience
  • build links to resources in the wider community
  • reduce placement moves.

or to talk to our friendly recruitment team call 0800 801 530

 “This was so beneficial and help from other carers too was great."

"I felt that I was not alone in things I sometimes struggle with and realised that people have the same issues through the whole of the fostering system.”

Foster carers who have benefited from a pilot scheme