Congratulations to Linda and Robert Jones

2018 Excellence in Foster Care Award recipients.


Being the first foster parents for what is now known as Family Works in Invercargill, Linda and Robert have cared for over 100 children in their 26 years as caregivers.

Linda and Robert are experienced in long-term, short-term, regular respite care, and caring for children with disabilities. The Joneses are known for their skill in caring for babies; with permanent parents describing their babies as bubbly, bright and happy; which they contribute to the time spent under Linda and Robert’s care.

Described as the most loving, genuine and giving people, their generosity is also spread throughout their community. Linda helps young mums by teaching them how to parent in the most nurturing way. They have also inspired and supported other people in their community to become caregivers.

With their accepting and non-judgmental nature, Linda and Robert have helped many families to flourish, embracing the whānau of the children they care for and welcoming them into their own home.



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