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A lifetime commitment of help and support

We’re here to make sure engineers and their families never face life’s challenges alone. Whatever the problem, big or small – you’ll find tools to make your life better right now.

Did you know we supported more engineering families than ever before in 2022-23?

Find out how the support of people like you helped us empower engineers and their families to thrive – ensuring no-one in our community had to face life's challenges alone.

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“Making a meaningful and enduring difference” – your impact in 2022-23

Our CEO Jane shares her thoughts on how your support helped us make a real difference for engineers and their families around the world.

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From struggling graduate to thriving role model: my neurodiversity story

Award winning engineer Martin shares his inspirational story of overcoming challenges in a neurotypical world.

Important conversations: Let’s talk about bullying

Our recent webinar guest speaker Jonathan Wilson retired early due to a traumatic experience of workplace bullying. This is his story.

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IET no longer collecting donations for Foothold with membership renewals

Learn about important changes between Foothold and the IET, and find out how you can #DonateDirect to help us support engineers in need.

Opening up new opportunities for the engineering community with the launch of our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme

Our new support programme is designed to empower neurodiverse engineering professionals, students and apprentices to achieve their full potential.

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1000 engineers access Foothold’s Wellbeing Hub in year since launch

The hub, funded through a collaboration with Gattaca PLC, offers clinically approved resources and guidance for engineers and their families.