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...

Open Talent: A frame of mind

On September 9th we celebrated two years of Open Talent...

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

Sharon's story

“I’ve gained communication and teamwork skills, plus experience in dealing with suppliers and other external contacts.”"

When I was 16 my adoptive mum told me we were moving to Spain. When we were over there I’d come home from school crying because I couldn’t speak Spanish, so I fell behind in lessons and found it hard to make friends. Eventually I spoke to my sister in the UK about how unhappy I was, so she came over to Spain and brought me back. I stayed with her for a while, but needed something more permanent, so I contacted Connexions who put me in touch with Barking Foyer.
Read more about Sharon and others →

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

Valeria's story

“Living in my own place was strange at first, but I’ve started to enjoy it now and I know that anytime I have problems or questions I can still turn to the Foyer for help.”"

I moved from Colombia to be with my mum in the UK. She had never taken sole care of me before and found it difficult to suddenly have a teenage daughter to look after. As a result, our relationship became strained and teachers at my school started to notice that I was having problems at home. I was referred to the Open University’s Young Applicants in Schools and Colleges Scheme (YASS), where I was told about Eastbourne Foyer.
Read more about Valeria and others →

Valeria's home sweet home

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