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

Time for a dose of Advantaged Thinking?

The government is currently consulting on a proposal that would allow them to delegate additional children’s social care functions to ‘third party providers’. Local authorities have been able to outsource Looked after Children and Care Leaver…

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Looking back, moving forwards – celebrating 21 years

“The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story” Michael Margolis   To mark a coming of age in the Amazon’s Satere Mawé tribe,…

A Recipe for a Healthy Conversations Programme

Mixing it all together at the year two set up events in Manchester and London The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state…

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A Bridge for Young People’s Future

In speech given for Bridge Foyer’s 15th Birthday, our Director of Innovation Colin Falconer explores how Advantaged Thinking can transform the way we commission services and investments for young people. This post has been re-blogged from Colin Falconer’s Advantaged Thinking…

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Character and life-ability

“Why do some talented children grow up to fulfil their ambitions while others never realise their full potential?” This was the question asked at yesterday’s APPG on Social Mobility where the committee (along with the think…

Foyers, housing and the transition to adulthood

As a society we have yet to confront the questions of why when the economy was buoyant in the early 2000s, the level of so called ‘NEETS’ remained at an intractable 10%? Why is it that…

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A true story of Open Talent

Yesterday we received this email from our friends at Ravenhead Foyer, we hope you’re as inspired by it as we are and will consider supporting this project. You may also wish to visit the website to…