11:07AM, Saturday 18 May 2013
A Foster Care Fortnight information evening is set to be held at Maidenhead Town Hall on Wednesday.
Local foster carers will be attending to share their experiences, as will young people who have been in care.
There will also be fostering team members on hand to talk about the application process for anyone interested in becoming a carer.
The event ties in with National Foster Care Fortnight 2013, which began on Monday, May 13 and finishes on Sunday, May 26.
It is an annual campaign aimed at raising the profile of fostering and informing people across the UK of the need to recruit more carers. Nationally there is a shortage of approximately 9,000.
The Royal Borough has a target of finding 20 new foster families, in addition to the 40 it has already.
It holds a fostering information evening every two months at the town hall, with another one planned for Tuesday, July 9.
Wednesday's will run from 7-9pm.
For more details on fostering email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 683201.
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