Hounslow's foster carers' dedication honoured at awards

Hounslow Council’s foster carers have been recognised once again for the commitment they show to the borough’s children in care.

Published: Monday, 27th November 2017

Sultan Mahmood collects an award on behalf of him and his wife Iffat Mahmood.

Hounslow Council’s foster carers have been recognised once again for the commitment they show to the borough’s children in care.

Foster carers were honoured in recognition of their work at the annual foster carers awards ceremony which took place at the Clayton Hotel, Chiswick, on Friday [17 November].

The event was attended by Maria Pedro, The Queen’s Representative, Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow, Councillor Sue Sampson, the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, and Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Youth Services, Hounslow Council.

They were joined by the Council’s fostering team, the director of children’s services, and ward councillors.

The awards ceremony, now in its nineteenth year, recognises carers’ long service and outstanding commitment to looking after local children and young people.

Awards were presented to:

10 years service:

  • Naila and Nazir Akhtar 
  • Freweini Abreha and Goitom Mebrahtu
  • Jacqueline Arnold and Trevor Eveleigh
  • Jasminder Brar
  • Robin and Debbie Oldcorn
  • Iffat and Sultan Mahmood

15 years service

  • Tracy and Paul Treadaway

20 years service

  • Paul and Marianne Davies
  • Denise and Nigel Sargeant
  • Angie Worsfold

25 years service

  • Bhinder Bhomra
  • Theresa Potter

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet member for Education and Children’s Services, Hounslow Council, said: “Each year we hear about the truly wonderful dedication that our foster carers show to the children in our care.

“They provide a safe, secure and stable home and just as importantly care and affection, for however long these children and young people are with them.

“It’s fantastic to see so many carers who have been fostering for so long, which goes to show how rewarding being a foster carer can be.”

Hounslow currently has 110 approved households that provide foster care.

The Council is keen to hear from residents who are interested in becoming a foster carer. To find out more about it and for more details on the service, visit our Fostering webpage