What people say about us...
Comments from Foster Children;
"It is good being in foster care. I feel like a normal kid and I consider myself lucky to be in this family."
"They have helped me by making sure that I get my homework done and encouraging me to do things that have never tried or wanted to do before. They have helped me by helping me be braver and less shy."
"She is lovely and I love it here. She loves to care for others and supports me and I love her, that is what I like about her. She helps me with school and emotions and when I go through tough times she is always there."
"I don't consider myself in foster care, this is my family."
Comments from foster parents;
"Motivated, child-centered agency run by knowledgable, caring down to earth people."
"The satisfaction that we get as a family knowing that we are making a difference is immense, even though we have to tell ourselves this some days! Like any thing we do in life you get good days and bad days, fostering is no different. The difference we have, is the fostering network you have behind you. I am always amazed that if you’re having a bad day and you think no one else will understand, just pick up the phone and talk and you’ll be surprised that what you’re dealing with is no different to any other foster parent. With Xcel this is what you get. I have always got on with people I have worked with, but with Xcel it just seems to be different. I haven't met anyone within Xcel that isn't putting the child first and your needs as a foster parent first."
"Very inspirational. High standards and child centered - just the kind of agency we feel proud to work with."
"I would highly recommend Xcel to anyone who is looking for work for an agency and who can offer a loving and safe home to a child or young person."
"My agency have made me feel valued, appreciated and respected as a Foster Carer."
"We have found all of the staff at Xcel 2000 to be approachable, friendly and helpful and an agency who clearly put the needs of their children/carers as a priority. We recieve a first class service at all times."
Comments from outside agencies;
"I found it very easy to contact D's Xcel social worker and his support under very difficult circumstances has been brilliant" - KCC Social Worker
"I found Xcel to be pro-active and easy to contact" - KCC Social Worker