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

Sean's story

“Small things, like learning how to budget properly and having a decent sleeping pattern, have made a big difference.”"

I left school at 15 years old with no qualifications. Soon after I decided to move in with my uncle and do a brick laying apprenticeship with him. The apprenticeship was good experience but living with my uncle didn’t work out and I ended up sofa surfing at friends’ houses for a while, until I was put in touch with Weston Foyer.
Read more about Sean and others →

Sean's visit to Downing Street

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

Gavin's story

“It was the encouragement and advice of my key worker that gave me the incentive.”"

The Foyer feels like more of a home than anywhere I’ve ever lived before. I was in a difficult situation before I moved here and I didn’t know what to do about it, but the Foyer has helped me to take control of my life.
Read more about Gavin and others →

Gavin's Trainers

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

Marvin's story

“Whatever happens in the future though, I plan to continue working with young people.”"

The Foyer struck me as a homely place with a real sense of community. I wanted to be part of it, so I spoke to staff about becoming a resident.
Read more about Marvin and others →

Marvin's story, performance

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Housing that benefits all young people

From time to time in recent years the policy proposal to withdraw automatic entitlement to housing benefit for under 25’s gets ‘run up the flagpole’. Through our engagement with the Youth Action Group and other policy…

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Housing that benefits all young people

From time to time in recent years the policy proposal to withdraw automatic entitlement to housing benefit for under 25’s gets ‘run up the flagpole’. Through our engagement with the Youth Action Group and other policy…

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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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