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December Policy Update

2012 has been a challenging policy landscape for Foyers, throughout the year we’ve continued to inform our members of important policy changes, challenges and opportunities as well as listening to your views and lobbying policy makers…

Time to do “something” different?

Young people have clearly been identified as an ‘easy target’ for the next round of welfare cuts and phrases like the “something for nothing’ youth culture” make easy headlines. But labelling young people as feckless is…

Opportunity Youth & The Champagne of Beers

Yesterday was the Foyer for Philly’s ‘Housing symposium’ held at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – known as ‘the CHOP’. In the run up to Halloween, that probably isn’t the best acronym to use. Driving across…

City of Brotherly Love

I have arrived in Philadelphia, where I’m taking some time out to help the ‘Foyer of Philadelphia’ charity to raise awareness and support for its work to help young people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

Getting fit to give

It must be my luck in Philadelphia to keep finding someone having a bad day breaking down in tears. It’s like I’m walking through the cracks of the system. What happens in a go-for-gold society, when…

In a Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, I took part in a V event to raise awareness about youth homelessness. It was an open mic style evening at Westminster University, to which myself and two other charities had…