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.

  • 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!

  • Maelia

    Maelia

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

  • Manuela

    Manuela

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

  • Freddie Jones

    Freddie

    I'm loving the job, I couldn't be happier actually

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    Alexis

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

  • Clifton

    Clifton

    I've had a brilliant time with brilliant people and I feel really positive!

  • Mr Sargeant

    Mr Sargeant

    It's wonderful to be able to cook tasty hot meals