Welcome to
Alpha Plus

Alpha Plus is a leading independent fostering agency (IFA) based in the North West of England with a proven track record in high-quality foster care leading to incredible futures for generations of children who can no longer live with their birth families.

Throughout Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire, we provide the best possible foster families for children and young people needing a safe and happy home life.

We are a Tier 1 provider to all our local authority partners across the North West. This means that we are a preferred provider and will be approached to provide care to young people and children ahead of Tier 2 and Tier 3 agencies. This means that the opportunity for foster carers at Alpha Plus to provide more foster homes for children and young people.

Social workers and support staff are always on hand to help our dedicated foster carers in the region with specialist support and training, equipping them with everything they need to give a child or young person a positive start in life.

A foster carer said: “We get phenomenal support. Our Supervising Social Worker is a star.” 

Why Alpha Plus?

  • Rewarding, challenging and great fun

    Do you want to make a lasting difference to a child’s life? Providing a stable and caring home can drastically help steer their life in a positive direction. When deciding to foster with us, you will become part of a life changing support network and open up a child or young person to world of opportunity.

  • Generous allowance for a happy, healthy and balanced life

    We value our carers and the children they care for, which is why your fostering allowance will reflect your importance to the Alpha Plus team. By taking care of a vulnerable child in your community, you will receive a monthly allowance covering travel, activities and savings as well as all the day-to-day essentials for a good quality of life.

  • Community ethos and 24/7 support

    Joining Alpha Plus means you will become an essential part of our passionate North West fostering team. Specialist local training, foster carer support groups and a 24/7 phoneline means you will always feel a sense of belonging to a wider team working together to improve the lives of children and young people.

  • Start your fostering adventure with Alpha Plus

    The great thing about becoming a foster carer with Alpha Plus is that we invite applications to foster from all walks of life. No matter what your cultural background, relationship or home owning status, as long as you are compassionate, understanding and can give a child or young person a loving home environment - we would like to hear from you!

Our locations

Our Office is based in Oldham

While our main office is based in Oldham, we work closely with every local authority across the North West.