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PORTSMOUTH residents are being encouraged to consider becoming foster carers for the council.

The fostering service are on the search for need people to provide a caring home, guidance and direction to children of all ages.

There are a number of fostering opportunities available, from a stay at home full-time foster carer for a young child, to fostering a young person whilst continuing to work full or part-time.

Or you can provide a room and around 10 hours a week support to vulnerable 16-24 year olds through a ‘Lodgings Plus’ scheme.

You can foster regardless of your ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, whether single or part of a couple, or whether you own or rent your own home.

Tory children spokesman Neill Young said: ‘We are in need of more foster carers who can provide stability and care for children and young people.’ Contact the fostering recruitment team on (023) 92 834 071, visit fosterportsmouth.co.uk or email fostering@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.