Calon Cymru Fostering (CCF), is a local independent fostering agency, offering guidance, unrivalled support and training to potential foster carers across south and west Wales, with local offices in Cardiff and Carmarthen. It is on the lookout for more foster carers to join its fostering family. According to The Fostering Network an additional 550 fostering families are needed this year in Wales, to support the record numbers of children coming into foster care. CCF values foster carers from all walks of life, age and religion, and you don’t need to own your own home to foster. All you need is a spare bedroom and your landlord’s permission. So what are the different types of fostering placement that CCF offer? Therapeutically-Led Placements (TLP) The TLP service is the first of its kind in Wales. As a TLP foster carer, you would be helping children and young people who have suffered abuse and trauma to access therapeutic support within a family environment, rather than … [Read more...] about Four types of foster placement: which one is for you?
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Russ Wiles Arizona Republic Published 6:01 AM EST Feb 8, 2019 You probably don't live in poverty, you probably have a job, maybe a savings account and even a 401(k) retirement plan at work. But could you survive a shock such as going four weeks without a paycheck, like many federal workers did during the recent government shutdown? How would you fare in case of a job loss or large unexpected expense? Below are 10 ways to assess your level of affluence, including some unconventional ones. Many were evaluated as part of a new report on financial vulnerability from Prosperity Now, a progressive group in Washington, D.C., that aims to improve opportunities for struggling Americans. Saving tips: Are you putting other savings ahead of your kids’ higher education? Why that might be a good idea Downsize for retirement: It makes financial sense to downsize your home Weaning kids off payroll: How to wean grown kids off your payroll, freeing up more retirement cash 1. Your … [Read more...] about Personal finance: Signs of vulnerability are no credit score, savings
France offers ski resorts with chocolate-box charm and severe modernism in equal measure, and values both highly. This perhaps says a lot about our nearest and dearest neighbours: if it is French, and in France, it can only be good, whatever the material, modern concrete or traditional wood and stone. But this is no mere chauvinism: the avant garde does look delightful in the Alps. Consider high-rise, purpose-built Les Arcs, the heart of the giant Paradiski area. Prince Charles might dismiss it as a high-altitude slum - the Windsors favour picturesque Klosters, in Switzerland, and it can’t be for the slopes, which are average at best. But the French Ministry of Culture crowned Les Arcs a 20th Century landmark in 2006. This was quite a coup; usually the award only applies to individual buildings, but the villages of Arcs 1600, 1800, and the lift stations of the Aiguille Rouge cable-car up to Arc 2000 share the honour jointly. For those preferring a smaller, more traditional base, … [Read more...] about Modern vs medieval: two types of French ski resort, but which is better?
Haidee V Eugenio Pacific Daily News Published 2:43 AM EST Feb 5, 2019 Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on Tuesday said her administration is weighing the possibility of hiring a lobbyist since her liaison in Washington, D.C., Madeleine Bordallo, is prohibited from lobbying members of Congress on behalf of Guam within a year after serving as a non-voting delegate. Bordallo served as Guam's non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years, until she lost the primary race to now Del. Mike San Nicolas. More: Governor: Trump says feds will pay Guam's EITC More: Governor's State of Guam address: Sky is not falling, case for H-2B ban exemption strong Ethics rules by the U.S. House of Representatives prohibit lobbying by former members within one year after they leave Congress. Bordallo "is not a lobbyist," the governor said. Local law allows the governor to spend as much as $1 million of the office budget for lobbying efforts, including hiring a firm or organization to … [Read more...] about Governor weighs hiring D.C. lobbyist, says Guard leader wasn’t fired
The number and cost of personal injury claims taken against GAA units year-on-year are reaching unsustainable levels, Adrian Hassett of the GAA’s risk and insurance committee has warned.Annual claims costs to GAA insurers are now exceeding €3m per annum and if claims continue to rise, Croke Park is going to find it extremely difficult to get brokers on board to provide central cover.Annual renewal has become more and more challenging for the association and, indeed, when agreement on pricing and cover terms could not be agreed in 2017, central placement moved to a new insurer, Allianz Ireland, with a 30% premium increase.Hassett, who is the Connacht GAA operations manager, said a large number of clubs are failing to adequately control the use of their property with regard to non-GAA activities, leading to several claims which could have been avoided or minimised. Over the past five years, the GAA has paid out in excess of €6m in liability claims directly arising from … [Read more...] about Adrian Hassett: Personal injury claims becoming a crisis