When Rob Scheer was 12 he moved into his first foster home with all his belongings packed into a bin bag. As an adult he became a foster carer himself and when the children he fostered arrived at his home they also had their lives packed up inside a bin bag. No child deserves the indignity of having to transport everything they own in this way.
Rob was so saddened that nothing had changed after all these years that he founded Comfort Cases and set out on a mission to eliminate bin bags from the foster care system.
Comfort Cases works with local authorities and independent fostering agencies to provide them with bags containing a selection of items that can be given to children at the point they enter their new home, whether it be temporary, emergency or permanent.
At Slough Children First we are pleased to have received several of these bags from Comfort Cases. Each one is packed with a cosy new pair of pyjamas, a stuffed animal to hug, a toothbrush, soap and other personal care items for their first few nights with a new family.