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.

  • Estelle

    Estelle

    Places and people are not as scary as I thought

  • Hassan

    Hassan

    Genia is like a daughter to me.

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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