Open Talent: a retrospective

Some of the best stories from 3 years of Open Talent

Changemakers merging into the Foyer Federation

We are delighted to bring you the news that on 1st September youth leadership charity Changemakers merged into the Foyer Federation. Get the full story here...

Celebrating one year of bringing health to life!

Congratulations to all our Healthy Conversations Hubs...

Launch of Working Assets 2014

The Foyer Federation teams up with the Automative industry to launch an exciting work experience scheme.

21 Years, 21 Stories

We're celebrating our 21st birthday with a showcase of 21 inspirational stories from our history, and the launch of our 7 Year Strategic Vision.

Healthy Conversations

Our new programme bringing health to life, for young people as part of the Big Lottery-funded health & wellbeing portfolio.

Case study: Coming of age. 18 years, 18 stories

Marcella's story

“Their support helped me to realise my true potential and I feel as though I’m living my dream.”"

A place at Ilford Foyer was a godsend, the support staff were amazing – they encouraged me to stay at university and made me see that I shouldn’t allow my dyslexia to hold me back. When I decided to start my business, I had help at every stage.
Read more about Marcella and others →

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Case study: Coming of age. 18 years, 18 stories

Becci's story

“I grew up so much during my time in the Foyer.”"

My mum and I argued all the time when we lived together. Whenever things got really bad I’d run away, which was dangerous for me and stressful for her. In the end I decided it would be better to move out. I approached North Somerset Housing and among a pile of housing application forms, there was one for Weston Foyer.
Read more about Becci and others →

Becci's story

Case study: Coming of age. 18 years, 18 stories

Boyd's story

“It’s been a big confidence boost to be part of the project and have my ideas listened to and valued.”"

Soon after I was diagnosed with depression I decided to leave home as I saw the effect my mental health was having on my family. For a couple of weeks I slept rough and then spent some time sofa surfing at friends’ houses. I applied to live at Launceston Foyer after a friend of mine who was a past resident recommended it to me. It was the best decision I could have made. In the Foyer I’ve received counselling to help tackle my mental health issues, and the staff here have been great at picking me up on my bad days and being there when I need to talk.
Read more about Boyd and others →

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Pop Up Talent: The automotive edition

Some young people may have all the qualifications in the world and others may not even have their GCSE’s but every young person’s got a talent and it’s important for employers to look past qualifications and…

Kathy Gilmore appointed as new Network Trustee

Big news! We’re happy to announce that we’ve appointed a new Network Trustee, who will help the Foyer Federation Board shape our future strategy, develop new ideas & services and secure better outcomes for young people. Kathy…

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Leading with values: exploring the Changemakers approach

The Changemakers mission is to unlock the leadership potential of young people. Developing their skills, confidence and values enables them to understand that there are many ways to lead and that they each have the potential to…

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Homelessness & healthy futures

The Foyer Federation’s Healthy Conversations programme is geared towards provoking debate on health issues among the young people we work with. To mark both World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day, our Healthy Networks Coordinator…

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Pop Up Talent: The automotive edition

Some young people may have all the qualifications in the world and others may not even have their GCSE’s but every young person’s got a talent and it’s important for employers to look past qualifications and…

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Volunteering at Creative Collisions 2014

Are you aged 25 or under and interested in issues affecting young people? We need YOU! Read on to find out more on volunteering at this years Creative Collisions conference. On 6th November the youth sector…

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