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.

Our work helped people like Nathan, who had been out of regular work for several months before Octavia helped find him a work placement with the Construction Training Initiative (CTI). Nathan so impressed his placement employer than at the end of the paid training scheme they offered him a permanent job.

Hear about Nathan's story in this video.

Find out more about training and employment opportunities through the Octavia Foundation.

  • 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!

  • Freddie Jones


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

  • Blank


    I am leaving with a boost in my confidence

  • Blank


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

  • 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

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    I had a good night's sleep for the first time in months

  • Antonio


    I felt like I was losing confidence, but Wray inspired me