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Find out how we are finding homes for children in Wales

First and foremost, we would like to welcome Heulwen Davies of 21CC, Llanelli, as the most recent addition to our Champion network! Wales Lead Neil writes,

“Almost from the start of my role, Heulwen has be an enthusiastic and great support - I look forward to a fruitful future between 21CC and Home for Good!”

On Saturday 14 May we had a stall at the Llandaff Diocese Ministries Fair at Margam Abbey. A few days later, Neil travelled to Chester to support our North West England Lead, Mike Chesterton, in hosting a performance of the powerful play My Place with Riding Lights Theatre Company. The Welsh leg of the theatre tour kicks off in Bangor Cathedral on Saturday 18 June; what a beautiful venue to begin the tour! The play will also be showing at Ty-Gwyn Community Church, Llanelli, on 20 June, Tabernacle Baptist Church on 22 June and Holy Trinity, Abergavenny on 23 June. We’d love for you to join us – find out more and secure your ticket here.

Making the most of the journey North, Neil took the opportunity to visit a few people in North Wales. It was fantastic to visit Kinmel Bay Church Foster and Adoption Support Group, run by the wonderful Jo!

A few dates coming up that we’re looking forward to:

  • On 26 June, Neil will be speaking at Sandfield's Presbyterian Church, Port Talbot.
  • On 27 June, we are hosting a joint information evening with Safe Families at Vineyard Church, Cardiff.

We love visiting churches and gathering for events, recognising the importance of building communities of welcome for care-experienced children and the families who care for them. Neil shares,

“Recently, I spoke with some adoptive parents who have had to opt for online church because it is too difficult to attend in-person. This has highlighted for me the importance of us working with churches who would like our help to seek solutions so that children and their families who have suffered loss and trauma are able to feel at home.”

What can I be praying for?

We would love you to stand with us in prayer as we continue to work to find a home for every child who needs one in Wales.

  • Pray that more and more churches will be equipped to be places of welcome for care-experienced children, young people and their families.
  • Pray that more and more churches will grow to understand the experiences of children who are in or have been in care, so that they can be part of supportive communities that will care for and encourage them.
  • Pray that people will be drawn to the My Place performances in Wales, and pray that as a result, more people will step forward to be foster carers, adoptive parents and supported lodgings hosts.
  • Pray that those who join us for our information event at Vineyard Church, Cardiff, as they make their first steps towards foster, adoption or supported lodgings.
    Are there any events happening soon that I can attend?

    Head over to our Wales page to find out what is happening in the area and find all the local support groups.

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    How do I get in touch with a member of the Home for Good team in Wales?

    Neil Davies heads up Home for Good's work in Wales and he would love to hear from you! You can contact him through the button below.

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    Date published:
    June 2022


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