Hello, every month Xcel are doing a blog to make sure we share with you the exciting things we are doing and some of the outcomes we are achieving.
Firstly though, I’m conscious of the darker nights and chillier weather so I hope everyone has a safe and trouble free winter and now that the festive season is here, whatever faith you choose to follow, I hope you have a lovely time.
Xcel has spent the last year continuing to develop services following our VERY successful Ofsted inspection. Our foster carers have done some amazing things and the children we look after have had some incredible experiences; we have celebrated their educational achievements, we selected 8 young people to go on a residential activity week, we have more young people staying with their foster carers after their 18th birthday and our Youth Participation worker acting as an Ambassador for The Fostering Network.
We have opened a new office in Hertfordshire recently, this is close to Bishops Stortford and our plans for 2015 are to recruit more foster carers in this area, along with our office in Croydon.
So, as 2014 comes to a conclusion, we can look ahead with confidence that Xcel will continue to go from strength to strength; the work we do with Fostering Network on our children and foster carers behalf is fabulous and the efforts we make to improve a child’s life chances is equally amazing.
My very best wishes everyone involved in Xcel; I’m a very proud person to be part of something so special.
And finally; here’s a little fact about December; “According to a 2011 survey, more dentists have birthdays in December than in any other month.” I have no idea why so if you do, let me know please.
My very best wishes
Ian Dixon CEO