Open Talent: a retrospective

Some of the best stories from 3 years of Open Talent

Community Upgrade Challenge

Funded by SITA Trust, our latest initiative taps into young people's creativity and community spirit to help them lead on creating transformation in their local areas.

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...

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

Kaya's story

“It took time, but with support, I slowly became more comfortable with the people and the place.”"

After supporting my parents through drug and alcohol rehab, I needed things to change. I wanted space to explore my interests and to do this I had to be away from home. I’d heard positive things about Plymouth Foyer, so I decided to apply to become a resident.
Read more about Kaya and others →

Kaya's Press Pass

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

Milka's story

“My goal is to bring the issues of young people from the developing world to the attention of policy and decision makers.”"

I ended up alone in London with no home. At my lowest point when I thought I’d have to return to Austria having not accomplished what I’d set out to do, I was put in touch with Connexions who referred me to Focus E15 Foyer.
Read more about Milka and others →

Milka's story global story

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

Ian's story

“One of the reasons I’ve been able to stay out of trouble and out of prison has been MyNav – an online informal learning platform.”"

I’m 25 years old and up until seven months ago, I was in and out of prison from the age of 16. I came to live in Scarborough Foyer after I was released from prison and told that the Foyer could offer me support if I wanted to stop offending.
Read more about Ian and others →

Ian's on MyNav

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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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Agents of Change: Laura’s Changemakers experience

The Organisation Development Programme (ODP) is part of the Changemakers intitiative – it’s geared towards placing young people in varied organisations, to help develop projects and provide a youth perspective. As part of the ODP, Laura…


The journey of a Health Ambassador

Healthy Conversations Health Ambassadors are a group of 16-25 year olds who have worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to help other young adults look after their mental health in fun and engaging ways. The Ambassadors…


Money for Life Challenge – deadline Friday 21st November

The Challenge is a UK-wide competition for 16 to 24 year olds. Teams apply for £500 grants to deliver innovative and impactful money management projects in their community. In the 2014/15 programme, 300 grants will be…


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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