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.

'Young people and children' case studies:

  • gemma

    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

  • Lex

    Lex

    I was struggling for someone to talk to

  • Michael

    Michael

    I learned how to make a film and put a website together

  • Ross

    Ross

    The Story of QPR has given me more confidence

  • Ayo

    Ayo

    I’ve learnt so much about organising film shoots

  • Ayman

    Aymen

    There's loads of stuff to do here and I love coming to BASE, it's great!

  • Maelia

    Maelia

    I like making things, and being creative, I love BASE

  • Manuela

    Manuela

    The trips are the best thing about BASE, I get to try lots of new things!

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    Alesha

    I am leaving with a boost in my confidence