Blogs from the Foyer Federation team and our friends. Reflections on our work, the Foyer approach, working with young people and other interesting things. To discuss contributing to this blog please email pip@foyer.net

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Open Talent with BYTE

We were happy to receive this fantastic poster for Braintree’s next Working Assets project ‘ BYTE Festival’ (Braintree Youth Talent and Enterprise) project as part of the Henry Smith & Dulverton funded project we call Braintree…

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Talent Bonds invests in fashion label

My name is Abiola and I am 23 years old. My friend and I decided to set up a fashion label in September 2011. Having lived in the Foyer, I was contacted about a grant that…

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Making guitars with Talent Bonds

Thanks to Braintree Foyer for sharing this video of Shane making guitars, made possible in part by Talent Bonds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2NBmozwIc

Healthy Conversations Set Up Day

On Thursday Colin Falconer and Nicola Kidston held the set up day for the 20 hubs who are leading the development and delivery of Healthy Conversations. Colin shared his thoughts on the day and the potential in this…

Economic growth and dreaming of the good life

In Tuesday’s Independent Hamish McRae asked the question many were asking this morning ahead of the latest GDP figures being released: is growth a thing of the past? Are we suffering from a ‘long-term decline in…

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My Visit to Brighton Foyer’s 15th Anniversary

Angie Littleford visited Brighton Foyer for their 15th anniversary celebration event on the 8th of April I met lots of ex-residents, many of whom had left the Foyer up to 10 years ago. One of the…

Chief Executive Blog April 2013

It is heartening to learn that the UK is no longer at the bottom of the UNICEF league that measures the wellbeing of children and young people in ‘developed’ countries. But there is absolutely no reason…

The Real Secret Millions

Weekend television has a new star in C4’s fascinating series, The Secret Millions. This was originally posted by Colin Falconer on his blog on Sunday March 24th and reproduced with permission. The title and format for the series follows in…

Open Space Technology at the South-East Regional Meeting

I facilitated an Open Space Technology session at the South-East regional network meeting earlier today. The group looked at two questions: how can we make it affordable for young people to work whilst living at a…