News and updates from ourselves and the Foyer network.

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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…

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Toyota Derbyshire is geared up to help young people find work

Young residents from YMCA Derbyshire are reaping the rewards of their involvement in a Working Assets programme delivered by the Foyer Federation and funded by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The programme has seen…

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Young Exeter residents launch cooking on a budget DVD

As part of Healthy Conversations Exeter Foyer residents teamed up with Fotonow Media to design and produce a film, called ‘Food with the Foyer’, to show creative ways of eating healthily while on a budget. The launch event included…

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Housing that benefits all young people

From time to time in recent years the policy proposal to withdraw automatic entitlement to housing benefit for under 25’s gets ‘run up the flagpole’. Through our engagement with the Youth Action Group and other policy…