When considering becoming a foster carer, it’s likely many questions float around your head: will I be suitable? How much support will I receive? Will I get paid to become a foster carer?
Of course, anybody who is thinking of fostering should not be driven by the money: your main priority will be that you want to support a vulnerable child. But the cost of living is an issue, and it’s always useful to know that financial support is available.
You can rest assured that you do get paid to become a foster carer. With Foster Careline, you will receive a weekly allowance based on the age and needs of the child. The amount you receive will also depend on whether the child is part of a group of siblings.
People not only get paid to become a foster carer, but receive excellent tax allowances.
Being a foster carer is also recognised by the HRMC as self-employment; that means you’ll receive generous tax allowances, with most carers paying little to no tax. The threshold for the Foster Carer Tax Scheme is only £10,000, which most carers therefore qualify for.
Foster Careline also emotionally supports carers throughout their time with us. Our support packages have been developed by listening closely to your needs.
To become a foster carer there is no upper age limit. Anyone who has a spare room and the commitment to help can become one.