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Open Talent Service Development – Doncaster Foyer

Each month we will be bringing you updates on Foyers which have undertaken to transform their service by embedding Open Talent and adopting a new way of working and we hope you’ll follow them on their…

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2 Minute Talents

At the end of November last year we invited several Foyers into our office for a media round table. These Foyers all had media equipment either that they were actively using or left over from other…

Open Talent pilot film

The Open Talent pilot film

This short film was produced in 2011 to spotlight the Open Talent pilots in the North West In 2011 four Foyers in the North West region piloted the Open Talent approach with 25 young people. Aided…

Learning and skills

A substantial cohort of young people, often through no fault of their own, leave the school system without adequate qualifications for the labour market. It is currently very difficult for a young person who has fallen…

Employability

The Foyer Federation has long seen itself as playing an important role in the Employability policy agenda. The Foyer movement in the UK was set up in response to the twin crises of youth unemployment and homelessness and Employability…

Welfare

Young people are emerging as an ‘easy target’ when it comes to the welfare reform debate, viewed in some quarters as somehow less ‘deserving’ than other groups also affected by reforms. Recent discussions around the removal…

Housing

The housing offer for young people, especially those who do not make the transition to adulthood through the Higher Education route, is no longer fit for purpose. In most cases, young people are unable to buy…

Open Space Technology at the South-East Regional Meeting

I facilitated an Open Space Technology session at the South-East regional network meeting earlier today. The group looked at two questions: how can we make it affordable for young people to work whilst living at a…

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Investing in young people can make a big difference

Is it time to rethink our approach to services for young people? Foyer Federation chief executive Jane Slowey argues that focusing on talents and aspirations can help vulnerable youngsters make the transition to independent adulthood. Young…