News and updates from ourselves and the Foyer network.

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Making sure we are fit for the future

The challenges of the future will be different from those we have faced in the past. From June 2015, the Foyer Federation’s structure will reflect the skills and experience we need to deliver our ambitious strategic…

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We urgently need a new offer for young people

Foyers were set up in the early 1990s to provide a secure home and an opportunity to re-engage with learning and employment for those young people who, for all sorts of reasons, were unable to live…

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Pizza and politics at Swindon Foyer

During the election of 2010 only 44% of young people aged 18-24 voted and only 70% are currently believed to be registered to vote! On the 30th of March Swindon Foyer held a political awareness event,…

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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas visits Brighton Foyer

Last month, Brighton & Hove Foyer were visited by Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion and the only Green Party representative to currently sit in the House of Commons. Several residents met with Caroline and discussed issues…

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The art of storytelling: Healthy Conversations

“Stories are a communal currency of humanity.” – Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights Five iPads. Two apps. One day. Approximately two (hundred) cups of tea.  A whopping twenty five unique and powerful stories waiting to be told….

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Finding a voice: Youth Homelessness Parliament

By Dan Grimes The Youth Homelessness Parliament is in its third year and hosted its second sitting in the Houses of Commons on the 9th December 2014. As one of nine founding organisations who are members…

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ODP: Changing the story for young carers

The Organisational Development Programme is working with 14 organisations across Birmingham, London and Wales including NHS England and Sport England. Following 5 days of leadership training, aspiring young leaders were placed with organisations as a paid…