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.
'Volunteer' case studies:
Befriending promotes independence and reduces isolation.
It's part of my life now.
It makes me feel human.
Places and people are not as scary as I thought
It gives me a reason to get out of the house
Despite barriers and limitations, life doesn't stop