The Foyer Federation was set up to push for a new approach to working with young people. Our evidence based campaigns receive their mandate from our network, stakeholders and our mission; to transform services and opportunities for young people.

We will continue to co-produce campaigns with our network, young people and other stakeholders as we push for a more positive approach to the way we handle the transition to adult independence, particularly for those young people for whom that journey is most challenging.

Our Campaigns


Open Talent Campaign

Our Open Talent campaign challenges the disadvantaged thinking that focuses on what young people haven’t got, are not and cannot do. We are calling for a more advantaged thinking approach that works with young people’s assets,…

Jane Slowey at the SMK awards

The Sheila McKechnie Shout Out Award

The SMK foundation and awards were set up in honour of Sheila McKechnie and her work supporting activism and campaigners in society. Those people who know a thing or two about the Foyer Federation, will be…

First slide of 16 hour rule presentation

16 Hour Rule – Give Us A Chance Campaign

Given the right skills, resources and opportunities, any young person can attain relevant qualifications, fulfilling their maximum potential.  They can increase their chances of getting a job that will provide them with further training, the opportunity…