The Foyer Federation is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Since 1992, we have worked with young people to create new approaches developing the skills and resources they need to thrive.

Our ground breaking campaigns and initiatives are led through a network of 120 accredited learning and accommodation centres known as ‘Foyers’. These Foyers provide up to 10,000 16-25 year olds per year with mutually agreed, tailor-made programmes which give the young people access to housing, learning, personal development, training and employment opportunities in line with their needs and goals.

Working through our network and by forging new partnerships, the Foyer Federation will continue to provide high quality leadership in the field of youth development. We will create, pilot and test a portfolio of innovative, specialist services, activities and campaigns with and for young people. By placing young people at the heart of all we do, we will strive to achieve our vision for all young people to have a chance to realise their potential, build a thriving, independent and sustainable adulthood, and become a valuable asset to society.

We have five core values that are important to our organisation, and which we seek to uphold in everything we do:

Authentic: Leadership starts with being authentic. It’s about ‘being comfortable in your own skin and not trying to be someone you’re not

Brave: This is about ‘having the quiet, inner confidence to stand up for what really matters to you

Maverick: Mavericks are born to ‘be original, quirky, maybe even a bit unpopular, to shake things up and make them better

Loving: Love is at the heart of everything we do. It’s about ‘genuinely looking out for the world and people around us, knowing when to be tough and when to be kind

Savvy: Savvy isn’t a sophisticated science; it’s a mindset. It’s about ‘having one eye in the NOW and the other on the end game