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

Ollie's story

“I’m a different person now to who I was before my experience at Bridge Foyer.”"

I was having difficulties with my parents, which was making growing up as a gay teenager all the more tough. A friend who was living at Bridge Foyer introduced me to the staff there and once I explained my situation, they were very helpful in securing me a place to live at the Foyer.
Read more about Ollie and others →

Ollie's story

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

Deanne's story

“I’m gaining more than I ever thought I would from my time here.”"

Growing up I had to look after my younger brothers, sisters and my mum. It was a lot of responsibility for someone of my age. In the end my school intervened and I was put into foster care. Then, at 17, I was given some information about Loughborough Foyer and decided to apply to live there.
Read more about Deanne and others →

Deanne's story public speaking

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