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Your Foothold is here
(The IET Benevolent fund)

Funded by engineers for engineers - your Foothold is here.

All the ways your Foothold is here for you

Foothold is a small organisation but we have big plans. We're expanding the number of partners we work with to help increase the varied support we offer. We've begun working with experts and supporters to create a library full of useful guides and advice. We're planning to triple the number of people we help by 2022. To do that, we're constantly looking at ways we can provide support. And we're working with our community more than ever — to create community stories, recruit wonderful volunteers and fundraise. We're mainly funded by IET members' donations but we work independently of The IET. Check out all the ways we're working hard to make sure we've got your back.

Estate planning expert David Reekie

Secure your family’s future with effective estate planning

Learn how you can continue to support your family after you die with effective estate planning, in this blog by David Reekie of Secondsight.

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Jenny Lam Shelter blog for Foothold on mortgage payments

What to do if you can’t keep up with your mortgage payments

Find out what your options are if you're struggling with your mortgage payments, in this expert blog by Jenny Lamb of Shelter.

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Foothold community member Glynn O'Malley, author of Caring for Mum - my dementia story

Caring for Mum – my dementia story

Engineer Glynn O’Malley shares his story of caring for his Mum living with dementia, and how he coped with the emotional impact this had on his life.

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