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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.

You’re not alone

On her birthday, Li-Anne reflects on the challenges of 2020 and the important role a community like ours can play in your life.

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A calmer, happier December with our Support Hub

Many of us find it hard to cope with the extra pressures this time of year. In this blog, Eranta talks about the support that's available.

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A life in two halves – living with a disability

On this year's Day of People With Disabilities, we're hearing from Richard Farrar - an electronic engineer who had a life-changing accident.

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Foothold’s carer stories – Sue’s 18 years supporting an engineer

On this year's Carers Rights Day, Sue Mack writes about her experience of being a full-time carer and the difference our support can make.

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The importance of kindness

Andy Thornton, a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, talks about what it means to be kind and how we can practice kindness every day.

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The importance of seeking help – Alan’s story

As part of the #KeepTalking campaign this November, engineer Alan talks about his cancer diagnosis and the importance of seeking help early.

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Embracing your emotions and looking after your mental health

As as part of this month's #KeepTalking campaign, Kennedy talks about his mental health journey and the importance of embracing his emotions.

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Make a will to support the people and organisations you care about

CEO Jane Petit talks about the importance of writing a will and ways it could help the people and charities you care about.

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Considering your favourite charities in your will

In this week's guest blog, legacy consultant Christine Reidy looks at why you might consider your favourite charity when writing your will.

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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