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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    Shawgi

    Her visits inspire me and make me feel much happier!

  • Leslie

    Leslie

    It gives me a reason to get out of the house

  • Lex

    Lex

    I was struggling for someone to talk to

  • Michael

    Michael

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

  • Nathan

    Nathan

    I’ve learnt that I have self-worth

  • Philomena

    Philomena

    Despite barriers and limitations, life doesn't stop

  • Rita

    Rita

    I felt I had something missing in my life

  • 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!