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


Join our team

We are hiring! We are currently seeking two individuals for the following two posts: Director of Network (£45,000) Experienced and innovative leader required with a passion for young people to develop our membership network. In the application pack…


Award 2017 Winners

Find out more about Ahmed Ahmed Live on awards night Find out more about Kyle Kyle Live on awards night Find out more about George Mark Live on awards night on behalf of George Find out…

Foyer Federation Awards

The Inaugural Foyer Awards is almost here!

Over the last 25 years, the Foyer Federation network has worked tirelessly to provide a positive induction into adulthood for young people in need of housing support. Through personal development training and a focus on assets…

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Jane Slowey: Reflections

As I begin my last day as Chief Executive of the Foyer Federation and set out on the next stage of my own personal journey, it’s perhaps not surprising that I wanted to pause for breath…

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Members Roadshow Event

Here at the Foyer Federation we love getting out and about to see our members! So we decided to get into the Christmas spirit early by holding member-only events in Manchester and London in November. These…

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Asila addresses SMMT’s National Recognition Event

On 29th November, Asila from YMCA Derbyshire shared her experience of taking part in a 25-week work experience programme with Toyota as part of the Foyer Federation – Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) partnership….

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Foyer Residents at the BBC!

Three residents from YMCA DownsLink Group’s Foyers took part in this year’s BBC Open Newsroom event. We featured the opportunity in our members’ newsletter in September. Lee Scott, Engagement Coordinator at YMCA Downslink Group, saw the event…


Young People Grill CEO Candidates!

The Foyer Federation believes in transforming the lives of young people and putting young people at the heart of everything we do. So practice what we preach right..? On Monday 28th November, three young people from…

Work Experience at the Foyer Federation

At the end of October 2016 the team at the Foyer Federation were glad to welcome Jessica Andrews for a two-week work experience placement. This is what Jess had to say about her experience: I recently…

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Jane’s letter to Practice Event delagates

Dear friends, When I joined the Foyer Federation in 2004, the Board told me I was joining an organisation at a crossroads. We had an established and growing network. Accreditation had been made compulsory (perhaps the…