Things That Led to Having No Bed – poem from a Foundation customer.

One of our Tameside customers has written this incredible poem, sharing his personal experience of homelessness. Supported accommodation is about so much more than providing someone with keys to a house. It’s about rebuilding lives. Our Foundation teams are working to help their customers rebuild lives, making houses into homes, everyday of the year. Things […]

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Foundation Senior Management Team Shadowing Project – Darlington Services

Foundation, like every other organisation working in our sector, is going through a period of change as we learn to adapt and innovate in the face of rising need and falling provision. Our Senior Management Team wanted to take some time to work within our services, alongside Support Workers and customers, and see first hand how the situation is […]

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Poplar Villa collect for Operation Christmas Child

In Scarborough, staff and customers at Poplar Villa (a hostel for homeless young people) have joined in the festive spirit by organising a collection for Operation Christmas Child. Together with the local community they have sourced gifts for children living in poverty. What’s more they have made this fantastic video to share their efforts with […]

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Tackling Sexual Health – conversations with young people.

Across North Yorkshire, Foundation have responsibility for supporting homeless young people. Having recently taken on a new activities worker, the young people in Poplar Villa and Victoria Court in Scarborough were invited to take part in Sexual Health talks. A Poplar Villa Support Worker shares more: ‘At Poplar Villa 5 young people attended. The talk […]

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Calderdale in Partnership

Our commitment to partnership working, in order to deliver the best possible services for our customers, is central to Foundation and our core values. Our Calderdale team share two recent examples of innovations through partnerships that hope to positively impact the financial and mental health of our customers in the region. Calderdale Combating Debt in partnership with […]

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Sharing Food – the secret ingredient to good support work.

Across the north of England our teams are supporting many different groups of people to end homelessness. Whether their needs are immediate and practical or they require longer term intervention, there is a key ingredient that many forms of support share: food, and more specifically, sharing food. Here are two reports from two very different […]

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