The city of Wakefield stands adjacent to the River Calder and on the eastern edge of Pennines. Once a wealthy market town, selling more grain than any other market town in the north, it soon became a hub of enterprise and engineering during the 19th century and the industrial revolution. By 1869, 46 coal mines were being plundered in Wakefield and the surrounding area. However, Wakefield was hit hard by the pit closures of the 1980s and the decline in heavy industry and manufacturing. Today, though, the city enjoys a diverse economic base thanks to inward investment from the European and UK governments. Recent regeneration projects have seen the development of new retail, residential and commercial units and cultural spaces.
Close by to the city is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is the the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. It is an independent charitable trust and registered museum situated in the 500-acre, 18th-century Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire.
If you live in Wakefield or the surrounding area and are looking to make a real and positive difference in a young person’s life by becoming a foster carer, or are already fostering in Wakefield, we would be very pleased to hear from you. If you are having any doubts about why you should foster, or why we would be the right agency for you, then again, we would be very pleased to address any concerns you may have.
Becoming a foster parent is a life changing decision, and can enhance a family dynamic as well as help a child. So please get in touch to talk about how we can support you on your fostering journey.