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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Investing in young people can make a big difference

Is it time to rethink our approach to services for young people? Foyer Federation chief executive Jane Slowey argues that focusing on talents and aspirations can help vulnerable youngsters make the transition to independent adulthood. Young…

Working Well

I went to an event hosted by the Design Council this morning. They were launching the platforms that won a place on the The Working Well Design Challenge. The 3 teams have achieved a lot in…

Inspire Day with Braintree & Newhaven Foyer

Last week me and my colleague Harman held an Inspire Day hosted by Braintree Foyer for residents from both Braintree & Newhaven Foyer. Our aim for the day was to inform young people of the Foyer…

The Youth Contract and the Foyer Deal

We hear from young people in our network all the time about the importance of The Foyer Federation deal in giving them a stake in society and letting them give something for something. From our news…

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My Review of Loserville

The views and opinions represented in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Foyer Federation, our members or any of our partner organisations. Loserville aims to raise awareness…

Shifting Sands (infographic)

The current policy landscape for the young people the Foyer Federation works with Using my new-found skills in piktochart that I discovered at my social media surgery session today (thanks Steph), I have made this infographic…

The wrong kind of impact….

Yesterday the Foyer Federation contingent set off to celebrate the talents of young people involved in pioneering SMMT employability project with Toyota, Ford & Unipart at a lunch hosted by funders SMMT. There was a great…

December Policy Update

2012 has been a challenging policy landscape for Foyers, throughout the year we’ve continued to inform our members of important policy changes, challenges and opportunities as well as listening to your views and lobbying policy makers…

Time to do “something” different?

Young people have clearly been identified as an ‘easy target’ for the next round of welfare cuts and phrases like the “something for nothing’ youth culture” make easy headlines. But labelling young people as feckless is…