Employability Skills – thinking outside the box.

An essential element to living independently is employment. For some of our customers, many of whom have never had steady employment, they need support to develop some of the key skills required in a working environment. At Foundation, our teams work hard to develop innovative opportunities for building these skills, whilst at the same time […]

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Good Private Landlords – working in partnership to make a difference.

Foundation is proud to work in partnership. Working together with others we can create services that best meet the needs of the vulnerable people that we are here to serve. As a huge amount of our work is around providing stable, suitable and sustainable housing for our customers, one of the most crucial partner relationships […]

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A chance to give back – Foundation customers’ fundraising activities.

Over the last few months, Foundation customers have taken part in different fundraising challenges – from bake-offs to hard, physical challenges they have all succeeded. The motivation to give back often comes from the loss of a loved one or to recognise where they have received significant support. Here are just a few examples: A […]

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Standing Tall – building confidence through different experiences.

Leeds Foundation’s football group went to Gateshead  on 27th September. The long established team are made up from our Adult Offending services customers, who have shown passion and dedication in building their skills by regularly engaging with practice sessions. Thanks is due to our colleagues, Deb-Lea, Ibby and Brent who have all worked with the football teams for […]

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National Safeguarding Week 2016

Across the whole of Foundation, our colleagues and customers will be addressing #NationalSafeguardingWeek. Safeguarding is everyone’s business. For our customers, it’s important that they feel that their safeguarding concerns are well met. As professionals, our colleagues at Foundation must ask themselves, ‘am I doing my part?’ In an organisation that works with a large variation […]

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Restorative Practice – facing up to mistakes

For Support Workers in our Young People’s services, it is important that they are able to guide their customers to reflect on and take responsibility when they make poor decisions. They may not previously have had the guidance or opportunity to take on a vital process of reflection. This practice, though often painful, supports the individual to […]

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