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Coping with Stress – Foundation talks Mental Health

Mental Health has a high profile in the media currently and we are fast approaching Mental Health Awareness Week (8th May). Across Foundation teams are working with their customers to tackle stress and build in coping mechanisms. Progress group – Harrogate One of the activities at this week’s drop-in was to show customers how to […]

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The World on a Plate: Innovations in Support Work

Regular followers to our Foundation blog will know as an organisation how much we love our food! The health and social benefits of cooking and sharing food are well documented. For our teams and customers at Foundation, exploring how food can open conversations is a huge part of our work. Across the organisation teams are […]

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First Aid – Customers Leading the Way for Learning Life Saving Skills.

At Foundation we are hugely passionate to offer our customers opportunities new skills. Most importantly, we want to empower customers by reacting to their requests to learn specific skills. We know well how our customers appreciate that they are listened to and encouraged to take a meaningful role in delivering our services. Below is a […]

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Farewell to a Fantastic Team

For those who have been following our Foundation news for some time, you will have read about our fantastic Leeds customer football teams. You remember how they gained from the sport, which offers opportunities for social inclusion – learning through good sportsmanship many skills that will help the players in their everyday lives. The Leeds team that managed […]

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Getting Out, Getting Active.

Customers from the North Yorkshire Young People’s Pathway enjoyed a day out with their Activities Worker and a Social Work student. Here’s the report from their day: Customers form the Galleries in Richmond enjoyed a sunny day out in the Dales, a day trip was planned to Hawes to see how the famous Wensleydale cheese is […]

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Joseph Rowntree Homelessness Monitor: England 2017 – Foundation response

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation recently released their Homelessness Monitor for England 2017. Foundation CEO, Maggie Jones, gave the following statement in response: This latest report from JRF provides compelling evidence of  just how wide the gap is becoming between housing benefit levels and the true cost of rents across the country. Foundation work with private […]

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