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Oldham Fostering Service

10 October 2022


Oldham Fostering Service

10 October 2022

Oldham Fostering Service are the latest organisation to enter into a partnership with the club.

The fostering service of Oldham Council currently need an increased number of carers to look after children throughout the borough.

Fostering children in Oldham itself is crucial in enabling young people to continue to live in the local area, close to their friends and school.

The club is very pleased to be supporting this service, whose name now features above the players’ tunnel on one of the main advertising spaces within Boundary Park.

Lisa Lawson, the Recruitment Officer for Oldham Fostering Service, said: “In Oldham, we desperately need more foster carers for children and young people. It’s great to be working with the football club in order to promote fostering among supporters and to the people of the town.

“Fostering is one of the most rewarding things you can do and we have many years of placing children with the right foster parents in Oldham.

“This is a very important partnership as we also want young people to become more involved in football and get to know the club. By coming to the games for the first time, it will give children an experience they wouldn’t ordinarily have had.

“We’re desperate for local families to get involved in fostering and we want people to know that, if they foster for Oldham through us, they are giving something back to their community.

“The football club is all about Oldham and that reflects what we are trying to do. We’re trying to target families through regular messaging, as people choose to foster over a long period of time and it’s important that we are seen on a regular basis within the community.”

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The local authority fostering agency is now looking to recruit new carers in order to provide the support needed by young people.

Prospective carers can enquire by calling 01617706600 or online at

Latics General Manager, Steven Brown, said: “The fostering service at Oldham Council undertake hugely important work and as a club we’re delighted to working together to help raise their profile.

“Partnerships such as this are at the very heart of our future as a club and we want local services to thrive for the benefit of our people and the surrounding community.

“Lisa is a very passionate Latics fan and we all recognise the importance that football can play in helping to shape the lives of young people.”

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