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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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Tameside team receive further praise as Project Manager is named ‘Chair of Preventing Homelessness Forum’.

In a recent blog, we celebrated out Tameside team receiving praise from a local councillor for continuing to deliver an innovative service in the face of huge funding cuts. Foundation Tameside have had another visit, this time from Colm O’Brien Senior Housing Strategy Officer at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.  Colm said: “It’s great to visit […]

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Volunteers make a real difference to Darlington Young Parents and Families

Volunteers have always played a vital role within the third sector. In the age of austerity, charities striving to carry out their mission and provide services for vulnerable groups and individuals, rely more than ever on the skills, time commitments and passion of their volunteers. Foundation benefits from a growing number of volunteers who help […]

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Co-production in action

At Foundation we are inspired by the disability activist slogan, “nothing about us without us is for us”.  We are committed to working in co-production with our customers, giving opportunities for them to take the lead in developing the services we run. At our Leeds offices, Tennant Hall our customers run a weekly breakfast club, cooking […]

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Legal Services: fighting for the rights of vulnerable people.

For Foundation, the safety of our customers in the community of our highest priority. We know very well that in order to understand the needs of vulnerable people, it is vital to look at seemingly difficult behaviours and with empathy, analyse the root causes of those behaviours. For many of our customers, the addition of […]

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Tameside team impress as they adapt to funding cuts.

As a charity, Foundation provide supported housing services for many different customer groups. Our support for customers goes way beyond handing over keys to a home, we work with individuals to move through challenges and develop the skills and networks they need to live sustainably happy lives. The vast majority of our services are commissioned based and we often work […]

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