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Alpha Plus Fostering

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

Whether you are from Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Crewe, Lancashire or the surrounding areas, we can offer you comprehensive training and carer support venues at a convenient location nearest to where you are based.

Fostering with Alpha Plus also gives you the opportunity to pursue a varied fostering adventure should you wish, with a number of our carers choosing different types of foster care as their preference, particularly as they grow and become more knowledgeable about fostering.

Your dedicated social worker (SSW) will work with you during your foster carer assessment to determine whether short-term, long-term emergency or respite care would be the most suitable for you and your family when considering the specific needs of a looked after child.

“That you can cheer people up, and make them feel at home and your basically helping someone” Ruby aged 8. (Foster Carer Birth Child)

  • 4 Support Groups

  • Ofsted Rating Good

  • Small Sized Agency

Meet our team

Download our reports
We have informative guides for children and young people aged between 5 - 10 and 11 - 18 you may find interesting.

Office Details


Chambers Business Centre
Chapel Road

Phone number

0808 284 9211

General email

[email protected]

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat & Sun Closed

  • Head Office

  • Training Centres

  • Support Groups