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At Foothold, we want to be transparent and open with our community. That's why our team regularly share their experiences, thoughts and updates to keep you informed.

Michael Hargreaves, author of Take control of your winter wellbeing with the Foothold December support hub

Take control of your winter wellbeing with our December Support Hub

Learn about this year’s bumper edition of Foothold’s December Support Hub, designed to help you take control of your wellbeing this winter.

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Helen Wright, author of Knowing Your Rights as A Private Tenant

Knowing your rights as a private tenant

Learn more about your rights as a private tenant and how they can help you in this blog by the housing experts at Shelter.

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Madeleine Hunter, author of Your guide to Covid-19 repossessions and evictions

Your guide to Covid-19 repossessions and evictions

Your guide to Covid-19 mortgage repossessions and evictions from Madeleine Hunter, Helpline Plus Caseworker at the housing experts Shelter

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Kevin Tibbetts, author of How practising meditation, mindfulness and compassion enhances my wellbeing

How practising mindfulness, meditation, and compassion enhances my wellbeing

Foothold community member Kevin Tibbetts reveals how he discovered the transformative power of meditation, mindfulness and compassion.

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How to protect your loved ones with the right future planning

David Reekie talks about how you can get started with the basics of estate planning to protect your family

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How do I talk to my friends and family about planning for my future?

In her blog, CEO Foothold Jane Petit talks about the strategies you can use to begin conversations about your future plans when you're no longer here

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What is social anxiety and how can I manage its symptoms?

In her blog, Dr Evgenia Stefanopoulou writes about social anxiety and the strategies you can use to manage the symptoms.

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debt advice get your finances back on track blog

How to get your finances back on track with debt advice

Jenny Simpson from leading debt charity StepChange gives advice on how to get your finances back on track.

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support engineers blog Danielle George

IET and Foothold working together to support engineers

IET President Professor Danielle George talks about how the IET and Foothold can work together to improve the lives of engineers and their families.

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sleep blog

Why sleep is so important and how you can sleep better

Dr Neil Stanley talks about why sleep is so important, gives tips on how we can sleep better, and advice on sleep support for engineers.

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Your stories

sharon becoming a carer
The way we have dealt with the last 12 months is with a positive attitude, laughter and not being afraid to ask for help. Sharon Monelle View story
Alan overcoming illness
The financial support has alleviated so many problems for us. I can’t express how much it helped - it’s enabled us to live a life. Alan Monelle View story