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Hearing from the people we help
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We caught up with Leah, who had previously used our Heart and Home service, to see where life has taken her since leaving the service...
Rebecca met with Joe, The Benjamin Foundation Job Coach after several months of support from our Tenancy Support team, and after getting her house sorted and into a better place emotionally.
Assistant Manager, Rachael explains the important role of Hosts in our Heart and Home service.
Could you open your heart and your home to a young person in need?
Read Alan and Philippa's experience of being a Hosts with our Heart and Home service.
Ashleigh's support from our Tenancy Support Scheme
“It has helped me so much and I have a routine I now enjoy.”
“I am achieving things I didn’t think I could.”
The importance of support for local Young Carers
Amie's Story: From living in a tent to looking forward to her future.
How Danni has taken positive steps to turn her life around.
“I finally feel that, although life is still a struggle, my mental health is improving and the support I’ve received has been good for me.”
Support helps Jade to boost her career prospects
Anchorage is one of our Great Yarmouth services to support young people in the town.
“If it wasn’t for my Support Worker, I don’t know where I would be..."
"I needed help and I got it."
“It feels to us that we gain as much as we give.”
“Thank you for all the support The Benjamin Foundation are giving my little brother."
“I feel motivated to do well..."
“As well as helping to change other people’s lives, it will change yours too.”
The next steps to independence
How our Anchorage service helps young people in Great Yarmouth to take their next steps.
Jasmine develops her independence thanks to Future Builders
Ryan lands an Apprenticeship with one of The Benjamin Foundation Furniture Stores
Budgeting support through lockdown
Becoming a Heart and Home Host
The Staying Close service supports James into his own flat
Support from End Youth Homelessness enables learning
Lydia has been lifted by her time with The Benjamin Foundation
Support Worker Rachel reflects on her first year supporting Young Carers
From supported to Support Worker.
Offering Cara her next chapter
Support from our Job Coach helps Brooke-Lee to plan her future
Julie and Tony: Making a difference to a young person.
How we helped Maya when she needed us during the pandemic
Carrie and Alice's story: “It feels like there’s hope for us now.”
"I want to help them in the same way that they have helped us.”
“I feel really blessed to have the staff help me.”
The Employability Course with The Benjamin Foundation's Job Coach has changed Zak’s outlook
How ‘Butterflies’ Emotional Wellbeing Support service became “the perfect fit.”
"If The Benjamin Foundation’s Heart and Home service didn’t exist, I’d be homeless..."
“I see Future Builders as an opportunity.”
“I will be really proud when it’s finished."
Job Coach reaches out by developing a new course for some of the young people we support
Helping to end youth homelessness in Suffolk.
How Sleep Out inspired Claire to do more to help local vulnerable young people.
“This is one of the best things that has happened to me."
Funded by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and supported by Norfolk County Council Public Health Department, By Your Side provides support for vulnerable 16-24 year olds in West Norfolk.
Maxine tells her story about how she has gone from a young person attending one of our youth clubs in 1994, to a Benjamin Foundation youth worker in 2019.
"Without the Benjamin Foundation none of this would have been possible!"
Support from one of our accommodation centres and our Job Coach has helped Amber to take a huge step forward.
Sharon, our Job Coach, supports Caroline with her training, education and future career.
"We empower parents to make positive life choices by building on their strengths, increasing their confidence, developing their parenting skills and improving their access to services."
We have a network of hosts in Norfolk and Suffolk who are trained and supported by us to look after a person in their own home. We call this service Heart and Home.
“We had constantly been turned away from people who couldn’t help us - then to meet somebody who helped us within the first meeting was amazing.”
Our Job Coach supports the education, training and career aspirations of the young people we help.
Our Time for You service in schools helps to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of local children, increasing their self-esteem and enabling them to recognise their 'inner wealth.'