introduction to The Charity

The Foyer was launched in 1995 with a clear charitable mission and a vision to provide

  • a safe place to stay for young people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • enable people to move towards and into work
  • improve access to health services and promote healthy lifestyles
  • and to be enterprising; develop and operate businesses to support our work.

Twenty years on we remain aligned to that founding vision but in recent years we have also sought to broaden our reach, to move ‘up stream’, to work with younger people to prevent crisis in later years and also work with older people, particularly in moving into employment and in supporting recovery.

At the heart of the Foyer we believe that enabling people who can to move towards and into work actively supports a positive contribution to their own well being and the well being of their families and communities.

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Foyer 20

2015 marked the Foyer’s 20th anniversary of supporting people in the North East of Scotland towards independent living, learning and work.  

It was young people who faced multiple issues resulting in homelessness that prompted the formation of Aberdeen...

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Our Vision

To transform the lives of those with whom we work through support and opportunity for independent living, learning and work.

 As a leading Scottish Social Enterprise we will:-

  • strive for high performance and impact
  • be distinctive, play to our strengths and...

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Our Values

Our values are about how we behave as an organisation and are the foundation on which we operate and develop.

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Partnerships

We are a strong partner organisation reflecting this in our organisational values and behaviours.  

The Foyer was founded as a partnership between various public and voluntary sector interests who had a shared concern to tackle youth homelessness and...

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The Board

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As a social business, it is vital we have sound and robust governance. Many of our Board members come from an active business day job within various industry sectors. All are volunteers so it is hopefully not...

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Our Impact

The Foyer has a positive impact on society working locally to support and strengthen our communities.  In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire people have improved education, health, skills and quality of life.  The Foyer has enabled people to work...

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