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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

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

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Aberdeen Foyer Awarded a Nationwide Community Grant to help alleviate youth homelessness in the Northeast 12 Apr 2022
Nationwide community grant Barry Reaper of Aberdeen Foyer’s housing team collects cheque from Kimeya Varzi, Nationwide, Aberdeen Aberdeen Foyer, a northeast charity supporting people experiencing difficult life situations such as poverty, unemployment, and homelessness, has been awarded a grant through Nationwide Building Society to enable the coproduction... read more

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Summer Programme Blog3 Sep 2021
Here at Aberdeen Foyer we are reflecting on a summer full of fun, where we delivered a range of activities for young people through our Foyer Futures team. 18 young people experienced different activities every week of the school holidays, made possible with support... read more

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Aberdeen Foyer Supports 350 of the North East’s Most Vulnerable During Lockdown24 Aug 2020
Local North East charity, Aberdeen Foyer has set up an urgent initiative to provide support and assistance to those most at risk during Covid -19. Recognising that the pandemic was rapidly compounding the complex needs of the most vulnerable, as well as creating new problems... read more

Aberdeen Foyer News Issue 6 (June 2020)25 Jun 2020
We have adapted how we deliver programmes and services utilising digital solutions, while meeting the changing needs of clients, many of whom may also have to self-isolate. Please do take the time to have a read through our multi-media newsletter.  inthe loop ... read more

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Cash boost from Morrisons Foundation22 Jun 2020
*CASH BOOST OF MORE THAN £5,000 FOR LOCAL HOMELESSNESS CHARITY* Aberdeen Foyer, a charity that supports young homeless people across the local region was delighted to receive a grant of £5,225 from the Morrisons Foundation.  
This support will ensure that the charity can provide food and... read more

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First Contact15 Jun 2020
*Foyer supports Wellbeing during Covid-19 Crisis * *FIRST Contact Team* The Covid-19 pandemic has compounded the already complex needs of the most vulnerable people currently engaging, or seeking to engage, with Foyer services. It has also given rise to a new set of needs for those... read more

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Food Deliveries - AC2U24 Apr 2020
Aberdeen Foyer has partnered with Aberdeen Cyrenians, Social Bite and CFINE to work in collaboration to distribute food to people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.     The Foyer's Chief Executive, Leona McDermid explains why it's needed, “Having access to food when you have... read more

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Vital Mental Health Support Service10 Apr 2020
With funding from the European Social Economy Growth Fund supported by European Social Fund (ESF) and Scottish Government, the Foyer employed an educational psychologist and a young people’s counsellor. 151 young people worked directly with the Foyer counsellor and educational psychologist from August 2018 to... read more

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Donation from Peterson18 Mar 2020
Leading international energy logistics provider Peterson has donated £20,000 to Aberdeen Care and Repair and Aberdeen Foyer, following a wide-ranging fundraising campaign throughout 2019. Staff across Aberdeen and surrounding offices united to raise funds by organising and participating in a variety of bake sales, themed days,... read more

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Transforming Futures Evaluation12 Mar 2020
H&M Foundation and End Youth Homelessness launch evaluation of Transforming Futures Programme which has supported almost 900 vulnerable young people across the UK.  In 2018, 788,000 young people (16 – 24) were not in education, employment or training (EET) in the UK.
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New Chair of the Board24 Jan 2020
We're delighted to announce the appointment of Sheila Sansbury as the new Chair of our Board of Directors. Sheila succeeds Susan Elston who held the post for 2 years. Sheila Sansbury said, “It is a privilege to be appointed as the Chair of the... read more

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Petrofac employees raise £8,000 for the Foyer7 Jan 2020
PETROFAC employees based in the north-east of Scotland have raised £8,000 for the Foyer. More than 530 employees attended Petrofac’s Christmas Dinner Dance at the P&J Live and dug deep for the Foyer’s Christmas Appeal: a campaign to provide those currently experiencing homelessness with a... read more

there's no place like home19 Dec 2019
There really is 'No place like home'. The Wizard of Oz theme was particularly appropriate for this year's annual Foyer Christmas fun day and marks the film's 80th anniversary! A big thanks to staff and programme participants involved in creating the fabulous decorations at the... read more

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Young Philanthropists raise £210 for the Foyer9 Dec 2019
We were delighted to be represented by a team of young philanthropists from Mackie Academy who made it all the way to the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) final. Lauren, Flo and Mia were most interested in our work around preventing youth homelessness and... read more

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Deloitte Ride Across Britain 20195 Sep 2019
Stuart Holden, a manager at Deloitte LLP, is taking part in this year’s Deloitte Ride Across Britain bike ride. Described as a world famous bucket list event, 900 riders will cycle 980 miles over 9 days from Land’s End to John O’Groats starting out... read more