Who would have thought that 2020 would have played out like it has? We have spent more time indoors than ever and have had to change to new ways of working from home. This hasn’t been the case for key workers who have had to continue working throughout the pandemic to enable us to go about our daily lives as best as we can. Here at Excel Fostering, we wanted to say a big thank you to those who have worked tirelessly throughout the past six months by delivering a coffee treat to the local businesses who kept us going during …

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Finding fun activities to together as a family can sometimes be very costly, especially if you are a large family! So, we thought we would put together a list of relaxing and bonding activities for you to do as a family and the best part is that all the activities are free, or cost very little to do. It is important to find time on a regular basis to connect with one another, even on busy days, you can find easy ways to bond.

Here are our favourite ways to relax and bond:

Max is a 21 month old, Fox Red Labrador and he has recently begun training to be a ‘therapet’. Max belongs to our Fostering Support Worker Rachel Sweeney who qualified in April 2014 as an Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner and worked with children with and her Therapet at the time Issie. Unfortunately, Issie developed health issues and pet therapy was put on hold. Max has been with Rachel since October 2018 when he was just 9 weeks old and heis a fun loving pup who loves affections and someone to play with.

In order to get him used to busy environments, Max had been …

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