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

Reflections on SMMT: inspired and motivated

“It’s not quite as emotional as last year” said Mike Hawes, CEO of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) about a video that was about to be screened for the first time. We were…

Autumn Statement and youth unemployment

On Thursday the chancellor delivered the Autumn Statement on the Government’s updated economic plans. Foyers will likely find the issues related to youth unemployment most relevant. This summary is by no means conclusive but will be…

Joel in the office

My Open Talent journey

I’ve found myself doing a lot of reflecting recently and wanted to jot down and share what I consider to be my Open Talent journey. There are a lot of factors which have got me to…

shine aloud

Our Truth: Young Parents

Our multi skilled Talent Agent Rianna Raymond-Williams shared this short film made with a group of Young Mothers from Focus E15 earlier this year as a result of funding from Starbucks Youth in Action. You may…

Bath Foyer run their first Health Taster Day

Healthy Conversations provides Hubs with funding to engage young people through Health Taster Days. These events bring health to life for young people at the service by showcasing health opportunities and promote positive health messages. They…

Comfort Zones

The Healthy Conversations programme has offered staff at participating Hubs to join an innovative new training opportunity with former basketball star Carl Miller. Carl has been bringing his own unique style of motivational speaking and epic…

It really doesn’t have to be this way

Yesterday’s Guardian carried the distressing story of how the futures of 29 young women and their children are being put at risk by the decision by Newham Council to withdraw funding from the Focus E15 Foyer…

Inspired By Sheila Mckechnie Foundation Campaigner Awards 2013

This week I had the pleasure of attending the SMK Campaigner Awards Ceremony for 2013. The SMK Campaigner Awards is an annual event that recognises the outstanding contribution campaigners are making towards achieving social, environmental and…

All pictures generously provided by Ellie Kurttz and the National Theatre

Home at the National Theatre

Last week I had the privilege of being invited by a Foyer resident to a play about her story. How apt to the Foyer Fed strategy being consulted on at the moment? And how lovely of…