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.

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.

  • gemma


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

  • Harleigh


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

  • Eve Turner


    It's part of my life now.

  • Labelle


    It makes me feel human.

  • Estelle


    Places and people are not as scary as I thought

  • Hassan


    Genia is like a daughter to me.

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    Her visits inspire me and make me feel much happier!