Student Volunteering Week 20-26th Feb

Across Foundation we benefit from volunteers of every kind, including students. We have great relationships with Universities across the north of England, in particular in Leeds where our Head Office is based. Here is a testimonial from a Leeds University student, volunteering for 2 hours a week to offer communications and marketing support. It may […]

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Working through Bereavement.

Our work at Foundation is about supporting vulnerable people and it’s a sad reality that occasionally our teams experience the death of a customer, sometimes in very tragic circumstances. Because we are working to bring our customers together, for them to form new relationships and gain a sense of inclusion, when a customer dies it’s not just […]

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Activities for life: North Yorkshire Young People’s Pathway

All over North Yorkshire, our teams are working with young people as part of the Young People’s Pathway service. The service supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; through offering supported accommodation and the opportunity to engage in activities that help individuals to gain skills for independent living and employment, develop […]

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Foundation role in Leeds Housing Consortium – BEACON

Foundation will take a role in the BEACON CONSORTIUM – a new citywide housing initiative for Leeds. The Leeds City Council Chief Officer for Strategy and Commissioning, Bridget Emery, sent the following statement to stakeholders to announce the service: Beacon– has been commissioned to provide a new city wide Housing Related Support (HRS) accommodation service […]

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Diversity – Durham Team continue celebrating culture and difference.

A few weeks ago we shared news of Durham staff and customers looking at issues of diversity through foods. This week, they continue to look at diversity and cultures, but through an altogether different medium… Lucy, from our Durham team: In the light of the upcoming Chinese New Year, called ‘Spring Festival’ celebration, and the […]

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Housing – much more than bricks and mortar.

As a homelessness charity, very often working around issues of housing, you could be lead to thinking that the practicalities of managing housing are simply about material things; bricks and mortar, painting and polishing. These two examples of work from across our organisation demonstrate clearly that even when it comes to ‘houses’, it’s always about […]

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