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Nightstop on display on Aberdeen bus shelters after collaboration with North East Scotland College students and Clear Channel UK10 Jun 2024
Aberdeen Foyer is privileged to work with North East Scotland College (NESCol) visual communication students to create new adverts for the service to raise its profile and knowledge among young people who can benefit from it. Nightstop as a service relies on generous community... read more

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Inaugural Michael Stewart Volunteering Award announced to commemorate his legacy and to celebrate Volunteers' Week7 Jun 2024
Aberdeen Foyer is proud to announce the creation of the Michael Stewart Volunteering Award, a new accolade established to recognise outstanding volunteers who have gone above and beyond in supporting Aberdeen Foyer and its clients. This award is named in honour of Michael Stewart,... read more

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#TeamFoyer stride to Kiltwalk finish line with over £1600 in donations3 Jun 2024
Aberdeen Foyer’s staff took part in Aberdeen Kiltwalk on Sunday 2 June. The team of 10 were keen to challenge themselves physically and also raise funds for the Foyer.   Aberdeen Foyer Futures Team Leader Ashley McCorquodale was happy to take part in the Kiltwalk... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer’s new Strategic Partnership with Port of Aberdeen to strengthen the Foyer’s Digital Inclusion provision1 Apr 2024
Aberdeen Foyer has been selected as one of Port of Aberdeen’s strategic partners. This will see four charities, including the Foyer, collaborating with Port of Aberdeen thanks to their multi-year funding and support.     The two organisations collaborated last year, when Aberdeen Foyer was in receipt... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer Housing earns ‘Very Good’ marks from the Care Inspectorate 25 Mar 2024
Aberdeen Foyer Youth Housing welcomed the Care Inspectorate for a visit at the start of February to showcase their service. The inspectors spent an afternoon with staff and current tenants to find out how tenants are supported during their stay.  The Care Inspectorate is... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer thanks Barratt Homes for generous donation to Nightstop project 8 Mar 2024
*Who are you?* My name is Hali, and I am a social worker in training who is studying at RGU.    *How did you come to Foyer?* I was placed at the Foyer as part of the REACH team for a placement for my social work... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer thanks Barratt Homes for generous donation to Nightstop project 1 Mar 2024
Aberdeen Foyer has welcomed a donation from Barratt & David Wilson Homes North Scotland for £3000 towards their Nightstop project which supports young people at risk of homelessness.   Nightstop is a national emergency accommodation service where trained and vetted volunteer hosts open-up their homes to a... read more

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Have a Merry, Restful Christmas!22 Dec 2023
Among the hustle and bustle of the festive seasons, it is crucial to remember the importance of self-care and prioritise your wellbeing. The holidays can sometimes bring a flurry of expectations and obligations, but we urge you to embrace this time with a focus... read more

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Foyer Futures help record amount of young people3 Nov 2023
Foyer Futures is a team within Foyer who work with 12-24-year-olds, who’ve disengaged from education and their community and society, especially since the pandemic. Young people are assigned their own Development Coach who meets with them weekly to develop confidence, increase their sense of self-worth,... read more

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Roadwise gives young drivers a Headstart20 Oct 2023
Roadwise Driver Training is Aberdeen Foyer’s Community Interest Company (CIC) and provides driver development training and coaching in Aberdeen and parts of the Shire. In line with Aberdeen Foyer’s ethos of empowering young people, Roadwise held a second session last Sunday, following from the success... read more

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Client Stories: Esther's Journey27 Jul 2023
The Foyer's many teams work with people to assist them in learning new skills and working towards their goals. The following story is Esther's journey and how she learned new skills and confidence, working with Digital Development Coach Iona Lea.    Esther has been working with... read more

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Nightstop chosen as Robert Gordon's College’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative project5 Jul 2023
Aberdeen Foyer welcomed Christian, Maddox, Jack, Dylan, Isla and Jess at Marywell Centre. The 4th year pupils from Robert Gordon's College chose Aberdeen Foyer's Nightstop community housing initiative as their charity of choice for their Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) project.   As well as presenting about Nightstop... read more

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PRINCE WILLIAM AND THE ROYAL FOUNDATION LAUNCH UK-WIDE PROGRAMME TO END HOMELESSNESS29 Jun 2023
This week saw Prince William launch Homewards, a five year locally led programme across six locations in the UK which will demonstrate that together it is possible to end homelessness: making it rare, brief and non-recurring.  As a bid partner, the Foyer is thrilled... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer Placement success - farewell Finn!28 Jun 2023
Aberdeen Foyer relies on volunteers and with those volunteers, we also welcome student placements to conduct a part of their studies by learning what we do and aiding in our service delivery. A placement student Finn Merchant, who has been with the organisation for... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer receives donation to fuel Nightstop Community Hosting Initiative 22 Jun 2023
Nightstop North-East Scotland, a community hosting initiative from Aberdeen Foyer are grateful for generous fundraisers at Cults Parish Church and St. Fittick’s Rotary Club. Their donation will help young people using the service while Nighstop are still actively recruiting Hosts.    The money donated has been... read more

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Tech agency founder Charles Wardman joins Aberdeen Foyer Board16 May 2023
Aberdeen Foyer is proud to announce the appointment of Charles Wardman as a new addition to our Board of Trustees.  As founder of tech agency Yopla and digital expert, Charles brings a wealth of digital expertise and a deep commitment to driving social impact through... read more

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Port of Aberdeen awards £7,500 to the Foyer to deliver Community Projects18 Apr 2023
Aberdeen Foyer has been successful in securing funding which will help many programmes. The Wellbeing Programme, ran by Development Coach Nicky Donelan will see young people engage in health and wellbeing activities twice a week while also taking on a project to help their... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer helps kickstart careers in the security industry in collaboration with F1 Training25 Jan 2023
Aberdeen Foyer’s Employability team help their clients gain confidence and necessary qualifications to start their careers or to bring them back into employment. This past December saw 7 people gain a host of qualifications to seek employment in the security sector. The training included Door... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer Launches Nightstop to Combat Youth Homelessness in Northeast Scotland6 Sep 2022
*Nightstop* In partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, local charity Aberdeen Foyer has launched a new service that aims to stop youth homelessness in its tracks. The Foyer Nightstop service aims to support young people in crisis by connecting them with community hosts to... read more

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Banff Vinery Community Space2 Sep 2022
*Banff Vinery Community Space Opens Sunday 27th August* The Vinery, a brand-new community space situated in the coastal town of Banff, which has been restored and regenerated with help from the Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire Council and the lead provider, local charity Aberdeen Foyer, officially opened... read more