Our Vision, Values and Purpose

Our Vision

Our vision is a place where all young people and adults can be who they want to be regardless of the challenges they face today and where everyone has the right to work, learn and have a safe place to live as a valued member of their local community. 

Our Values

Our values are about how we behave as an organisation, they are the foundation on which we operate and develop and a measure of how we should be judged.

We are

  • Forward Looking – pro-active & responsive, solution focused & creative
  • Always seeing potential
  • Inclusive – empowering, respectful and involving
  • Reliable – a committed partner of choice, trusted to deliver  

Our Purpose 

The Foyer exists to disrupt the cycle of homelessness and poverty in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, by helping young people and adults transform their lives.  We believe there is no limit to what people can achieve and that everyone has the right to a positive future.

We wish to build on our work to date, to draw on past and current successes and seek to harness the talent, enthusiasm and commitment of all staff and volunteers across the organisation, combined with the support and leadership of our Board members.

“I believe there is no limit to what people can achieve and that everyone has the right to a positive future. People come to the Foyer to access the support they need to continue with their lives the way they want them to be, discovering their strengths, following their dreams and knowing how to get there.

By addressing the root causes of poverty and inequality, we will enable individuals to fulfil their potential - and strengthen their communities.”

Leona McDermid, Chief Executive