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Think, Believe, Achieve

Igniting Talent through Basketball

Celebrating young talent development with the automotive industry.

We've built on the success of last year's Working Assets partnership working with more partners and to reach yet more young people and develop local relationships.

Pop Up Talent

Pop Up Talent is a modern twist on how and where young people connect with employers.

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.
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Sharon's story

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

Sarah's story

“Currently I’m studying for my Chartered Accountant Qualification, and I have an unconditional offer to study Accountancy at University College London.”"

When I fled a forced marriage, I was disowned by my family. With no one to turn to I approached my local council. They told me about Foyers and explained that they help young people with work, education and training needs. Education has always been important to me so the idea that I’d be encouraged to study appealed to me.
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Sarah's story

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Foyers views sought for inquiry into 16 plus care options

A large number of young care leavers live in Foyers so changes in how they are supported could have a significant impact. The Foyer Federation responds to government inquiries to promote Foyer’s vision of Advantaged Thinking…

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Young People Present Manifesto at Youth Homeless Parliament

The Foyer Federation had the privilege of accompanying a team of young people from across the network to The Youth Homeless Parliament on the 16th of December to present The Foyer Federations Manifesto, followed by lively…

A Recipe for a Healthy Conversations Programme

Mixing it all together at the year two set up events in Manchester and London The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state…

Recruiting now for Intrepid Explorers

Are you aged 16-25? Want to help us capture,develop, design and tell a different story about young people? A story that changes perceptions and shatters stereotypes? We’re recruiting for participants in the 2014 Intrepid Explorers programme….

Practice Event 2014: Taking Advantaged Thinking Action

The Foyer Federation Practice Event, 9th – 10th July 2014 Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET As our network shifts towards a new way of working, which challenges deficit-based perceptions of young people, the story…

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