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Social Inclusion – A Core Building Block For A Positive Future.

At Foundation our core mission is to create ‘inclusive communities where everyone matters’. Through our work we seek to engage our customers in opportunities for building a sense of social inclusion. Often this work is around mental and physical health, changing behaviours, taking responsibility and learning practical skills for keeping home and employment. Yet for […]

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North Yorkshire Young People Go Ape!

Customers from the across the NYYPP enjoyed days out at the Go APE activity centre in Northumberland. GO APE is a high ropes activity in the tree tops, it involves swinging from Tarzan swings, jumping into cargo nets and tackling high ropes obstacles. The purpose of the day was to give customers new experiences and […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex…

Workers and customers in our young people’s project have been tackling conversations around sex – sexual health and consent. One of our Activity’s worker’s reports: At The YMCA and Derwent Lodge in Ryedale (Foundation’s partners) took part in the quarter yearly programme of sexual health information advice and screening session. Customers were surprised that people […]

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Working with Children and Families

As an organisation we are primarily known for our work with Young People and Adults. However we also do a significant amount of work with children and young families, through our work with young people, within the domestic abuse services and our child therapeutic services. The Scarborough Activities coordinator was asked by young parents to […]

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Foundation Volunteer Forum

Foundation has developed a forum for volunteers. The purpose of the forum is to innovate how volunteers engage with Foundation and to empower teams, volunteers AND customers to get the best from volunteering. The forum meets four times a year and in attendance are Foundation staff, volunteers from the community and customer volunteers. The forum […]

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Food and Music – Working Together for Change.

Durham Groups have been developing over the last few years. Over time the team have worked alongside customers to co-produce activities that bring people together, developing team work, practical and social skills. The report describes three recent sessions co-produced with customers: The Durham team have held their fourth women’s only event which is proving to be very […]

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