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.
'Young people and children' case studies:
Things feel more open to me now and I feel pushed and supported.
I work with an amazing team and have found every floor [in the building] to be accommodating and helpful
I was struggling for someone to talk to
I learned how to make a film and put a website together
The Story of QPR has given me more confidence
I’ve learnt so much about organising film shoots
There's loads of stuff to do here and I love coming to BASE, it's great!
I like making things, and being creative, I love BASE
The trips are the best thing about BASE, I get to try lots of new things!
I am leaving with a boost in my confidence