FfC Autumn Newsletter


Subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter to get these updates delivered to your inbox…  “Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug”. What an opening line from feminist author and activist Laurie Pennie, in her article commenting on the wave of women’s voices speaking out against sexual violence, abuse and rape culture this week. We couldn’t have put it better. As … Continue reading FfC Autumn Newsletter

Developing skills through the creative process of sewing


The process of learning to sew something from beginning to end acts as a mirror and helps to increase personal insight, motivation and confidence. Sewing is a tangible way for individuals to measure their progress and challenge any negative core beliefs previously held about their ability to learn and create Bex Exell graduated from Foundation … Continue reading Developing skills through the creative process of sewing

Ebb & Flood – an evening of dance, music and poetry


Tickets are now available for Ebb and Flood – an exciting performance of dance, music and poetry inspired by and in support of our approach at Foundation for Change. The theme for the site-specific performance is resilience. It’s something we see all the time in our trainees – a quality we encourage them to embrace as they … Continue reading Ebb & Flood – an evening of dance, music and poetry

Building a life full of purpose


Lucy graduated from the NEXT Project in 2015 and now manages Your Voice, the Confident Recovery campaigns programme at Phoenix Futures. She shares her reflections on finding purpose in recovery and running towards her future. What did doing the NEXT Project teach you about yourself? NEXT taught me that I have an existence outside of … Continue reading Building a life full of purpose

Looking ahead for the next 3 years


Thank you to all our graduates, supporters, volunteers and trustees who joined us last July to celebrate our 3rd birthday party and the launch of our plans for the next three years. It’s always inspiring to hear first hand from those we’ve worked with how doing one of our courses has enabled them to change their lives and live up to their … Continue reading Looking ahead for the next 3 years

Hot off the press: three year review and business plan


Liz and Bob started Foundation for Change in 2014 with two laptops and an idea. Since then we’ve come a long way. We’ve published a review celebrating all we’ve achieved in the last three years. We chose George, a graduate of two of our programmes who has gone on to work in the drug & alcohol … Continue reading Hot off the press: three year review and business plan

We celebrate turning three…


2017 is just flying by, we still can’t quite believe how much we’ve crammed in! May 2017 marks our third birthday. So it seems appropriate that our work this year reflects a growing sense of confidence, openness, curiosity and independence. Celebrating success We got off to a running start thanks to the incredible response we … Continue reading We celebrate turning three…

Finding employment in the substance misuse field


The NEXT Project was intense. I had to really open up as a person. It gave me a lot of insight into myself and increased my confidence because it was challenging work. NEXT graduate, Chris, explains how he developed his training and experience to land a job in the substance misuse field. Patience and persistence is … Continue reading Finding employment in the substance misuse field

Ghulam Abbas Khan in Concert


Ghulam Abbas Khan, a prominent singer from India, performs an acoustic set of Classical, Ghazals and Sufi music in the stunning surrounds of Shoreditch Church. Set in the heart of Shoreditch, the church has a long history of nurturing and celebrating the connection between creativity and spirit. It provides the perfect setting for music performed to … Continue reading Ghulam Abbas Khan in Concert