Autumn newsletter 2018

We’ve had a busy summer with a schedule of courses that now includes Feminism for Change, alongside the NEXT Project and Knowledge for Change. All three have been up and running so our office has become increasingly busy over the past few months! As autumn arrives we’re coming to the end of our first Feminism for Change group facilitated by Tonya, our new Feminist Lead. The subject … Continue reading Autumn newsletter 2018

Staying motivated for the hard graft

George graduated from the NEXT Project and went on to do his Level 3 Accredited Practitioner Training (APT) with us. In 2017, after 25 years out of paid employment, he was offered a job working in a hostel for adults with complex needs. The journey was far from easy; it’s taken persistence, patience and dedication to … Continue reading Staying motivated for the hard graft

“Trust yourself, that you can be a part of something”

After completing our flagship course, The NEXT Project, in 2014, Tonya decided to embark on a Level 3 qualification to work professionally in the drug and alcohol field, having discovered a skill and a passion that drew on her lived experience. Despite dedicated voluntary work to further her skills and knowledge in order to be … Continue reading “Trust yourself, that you can be a part of something”

Going the extra mile for FfC

One month. Two marathons…. Our fabulous trustee Eleanor Rowland is taking part in not one but two marathons this April in order to raise funds for Foundation for Change. Eleanor says: Foundation for Change provide the support, knowledge, tools and self esteem needed to adequately transition out of the treatment system and into society, helping … Continue reading Going the extra mile for FfC

Empowering Women

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 Empowering Women

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