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THERE is still time for people who want to be a foster carer to seek advice from others who have already taken on the role.

Carers will be share their experiences at a pop-up shop in Cascades Shopping Centre, in Commercial Road, Landport, which is open from 9am until 5.30pm tomorrow and 9am until 12.30pm on Saturday.

As previously reported in The News, Portsmouth City Council has set up the service in a bid to get more people fostering.

It comes as research carried out by The Fostering Network shows that three out of five fostering services are desperately seeking carers and homes.

To be a foster carer you need to be at least 24 years of age with a spare room and the commitment to care for a child or young person.

You can carry out the role regardless of your sexuality, if you work full-time or whether you own your own home or rent.

For more information visit fosterportsmouth.co.uk or contact (023) 9237 4879.

CAN YOU HELP?

TAMMY is a six-year-old girl who is in need of a long-term foster family.

She has been looked after for two years and has since suffered instability due to the intervening periods of when she was cared for by her birth family.

Whilst living at home Tammy has experienced a chaotic lifestyle and would thrive in a quiet environment. She would appreciate being the only child as she needs lots of nurturing, If you feel you can offer a stable long-term home to Tammy call (023) 9237 4879.