It's Foster Care Fortnight and a Manchester gran is on a mission to get more people to think about becoming foster carers.
Today sees the start of Foster Care Fortnight and the hunt is on for people who think they could provide a loving home for a child or young person in need.
The council has begun a New Year campaign to find an additional 50 foster carers to look after some of the city's most vulnerable children and young people.
Manchester City Council is currently looking to recruit an extra 50 foster carers over the coming months, and wants to hear from anyone who has room in their homes and their hearts to offer a loving home to a young person, and to give them the chance to experience the kind of celebrations and family life most of us take for granted.
Foster carers can make a huge difference to a child's life at a time when they need it most, and anyone who is interested in fostering is invited to find out more at one of two special events coming up at the Forum Centre, Wythenshawe.