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.

'Young people and children' case studies:

  • 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

  • Lex


    I was struggling for someone to talk to

  • Michael


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

  • Ross


    The Story of QPR has given me more confidence

  • Ayo


    I’ve learnt so much about organising film shoots

  • Ayman


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

  • Maelia


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

  • Manuela


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

  • Alexis website


    This apprenticeship is helping me decide what I aspire to be.