Inspiring stories

You Can Foster is a major project that’s been very close to our hearts for the last year, and one that’s involved almost every aspect of Creative Concern’s multi-disciplinary team from PR and social through to design and digital.

The 2017/18 campaign has also seen us working right across the North of England hosting events, working with media (TV, online, radio and good old print), working with foster carers and young people in their care, heads of City Councils, even the good people of Knowlsey Safari Park, culminating in a fantastic high-profile competition – Inspiring Stories – that reached out to young people in foster care to write personal short stories that were judged by our all-star panel of writers.

We’ve worked with our friends – the performance poet Tony Walsh and Frank Cottrell-Boyce – and some of the UK’s most gifted children’s authors to encourage even more foster carers to come forward and sign up to their local authority to change a young person’s life by fostering. The project has involved working with councils across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire East and Merseyside.

As a unique one-off prize each category’s winning story has been recreated by the Creative Concern design team to have its own imaginary book cover.

Find out more at www.youcanfoster.org