Barnsley Futures Play All Out for Suicide Awareness

Holden House customers and staff attended a six-a-side football tournament in aid of Suicide Awareness Week and a very generous local garage owner, Service Plus Auto Centre, agreed to sponsor the team and paid for team shirts for everyone.  Support Worker, Yvonne reports: The event took place at Barnsley Football Ground in September but due to […]

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Barnsley Futures Service – Looking Up.

Barnsley Futures is a relatively new service to Foundation. Part of the service is Holden House, an adult hostel. The team and customers at Holden House have been benefitting from the commitment that Foundation has to focussing on people’s strengths and getting to know one another better. The Church Housing Trust have supported this work […]

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Senior Management Team – Shadowing Project: Scarborough

Our Director of Development and Communication, Paul Hardman, recently undertook his second shadowing visit of the year, this time in Scarborough. Here is his report: Scarborough Visit – May 25th This was the second of my shadowing trips out to a service (having visited Darlington earlier this year) following the kind invite from Kira Lumb […]

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Poplar Villa Cooking Groups (gallery)

Many of our hostels are building cooking groups for customers. Poplar Villa in Scarborough have sent in lots of photographs from their recent breakfast and dinner cooking groups. Great to see these customers on the North Yorkshire Young people’s Pathway, having the opportunity to cook, share and enjoy home cooked meals, something many of us take […]

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Home – Somewhere to Belong.

One of the common misconceptions about homelessness is that it is simply about needing a roof over your head. But what makes a house a home? Crisis define a home as: ‘A home is not just a physical space: it also provides roots, identity, security, a sense of belonging and a place of emotional well-being’. […]

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Foundation Welcomes Barnsley Futures to the Team!

Our new service in Barnsley is a partnership of three organisations; Interserve, Touchstone and Foundation. Led by InterServe Barnsley Futures is the result of a collaborative and innovative bid, developed to meet the needs of an increasingly complex group of homeless individuals. The bid and the resulting service pools each organisations specialist experience to create […]

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