How we make a difference

Our work has a transformational impact on the lives of the local people that we work with.

In 2017 our projects and activities connected thousands of local people to opportunities for positive personal change.

During the year the Octavia Foundation supported:

  • 440 children and young people with youth activities
  • 90 older people were visited regularly by a volunteer befriender
  • 77 people were helped with training or supported into work.

Our work helped people like Nathan, who had been out of regular work for several months before Octavia helped find him a work placement with the Construction Training Initiative (CTI). Nathan so impressed his placement employer than at the end of the paid training scheme they offered him a permanent job.

Hear about Nathan's story in this video.

https://youtu.be/bnq9byXsUtw

Find out more about training and employment opportunities through the Octavia Foundation.

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    Jean's story

    a success story from our 'Tenants into Work' programme

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    Learn2Earn: One service user's story

    "My primary goals in attending the programme are to end my self-imposed isolation, and bring a little structure to my week."

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    Kitty and Claire

    Befriending promotes independence and reduces isolation.

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    Gemma

    Things feel more open to me now and I feel pushed and supported.

  • Harleigh

    Harleigh

    I work with an amazing team and have found every floor [in the building] to be accommodating and helpful

  • Eve Turner

    Eve

    It's part of my life now.

  • Labelle

    Labelle

    It makes me feel human.

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    Vera

    Her visits give me something to look forward to.

  • Estelle

    Estelle

    Places and people are not as scary as I thought

  • Hassan

    Hassan

    Genia is like a daughter to me.