*From the speech Liz gave at our 2nd year birthday event You will have noticed that there are currently lots of different exhibitions and books celebrating 40 years of punk rock in the UK. In fact a major exhibition celebrating the cultural impact of punk has just opened at the British Library in Euston. I … Continue reading Do-it-Yourself
Jenny graduated from Knowledge for Change in 2015 and went on to complete the NEXT Project in 2016. She tells us about the changes she experienced and where she is headed next… What had you already achieved on the Knowledge for Change course? Knowledge for Change (KfC) gave structure to my day, a reason to … Continue reading Meet Jenny
Last week saw us mark our 2nd birthday – albeit belatedly as it’s actually in April. But anyway… We celebrated in style at the beautiful 71a Gallery in Shoreditch, with NEXT graduates receiving their Open College Network qualifications alongside some moving speeches from former trainees, staff and supporters. We are equally pleased to be launching … Continue reading We are two!
A recent graduate of NEXT wrote a few words about her experience over the 12 weeks of training: THE NEXT PROJECT GAVE ME FREEDOM I recently completed The NEXT Project, which is run by Foundation for Change. I went on the course to learn some tools to help me in my recovery, but what I … Continue reading “The NEXT Project gave me freedom”
Had a great training day last week – we were talking about boundaries and co-dependency. We had lots of interesting discussion around co-dependency – being a state of reliance upon external things (people, substances and ‘things’) to make you feel better about yourself. BTW this is the ‘co’ bit…..co-dependency need not necessarily involve another person. … Continue reading Trust
We are signing off for 2014… We finished our second FfC NEXT group last Thursday – 9 out of 10 of them completed – and we already have a bunch of eager folks lined up for our first group in January 2015. The year since April been about getting FfC off the ground and Liz, … Continue reading Signing off for 2014
We talk….. me and Bob. We are always talking, me and Bob. We have worked together since 2005 and our work has become part of our lives and friendship part of our work. Processing and assessing. And so the schedule that we offer on the NEXT Project is always changing and evolving. We were talking … Continue reading Pondering attachment
On Saturday we held our very first Foundation for Change fundraiser in Old St to which heaps of people came, showed support and dug deep into their pockets to help raise funds for someone to go onto the NEXT Project. The evening included speeches from people who had the done the project, giving everyone a … Continue reading FFC Fundraiser
We are featured in the London Drug & Alcohol Network’s May/June 2014 bulletin with a full page article on page 5. Click this link to open the PDF document.
It’s been a hugely busy 8 weeks since we started Foundation for Change. Liz and I have been out and about connecting with local services in Hackney and other boroughs, attended service providers’ meetings to raise awareness of our existence, been interviewed by LDAN for their forthcoming bulletin out very soon, and lots more. I’m … Continue reading A fresh start