We're not experts in all areas of life but we have partnered with wonderful people and organisations who are, so that their expertise can now be yours
Chiumento has a long history of working with benevolent charities and has worked with Foothold for almost 10 years. Chiumento provides a large range of HR consulting and support services including Career Coaching programmes. By working in partnership with Foothold, we are able offer face-to-face career coaching to your members and their families who are unemployed, facing redundancy or returning to work after a career break.
With a nationwide network of Career Coaches and comprehensive online support via Chiumento24, we help people by providing practical support with CV writing, job hunting, networking and interview skills. Our work can also help rebuild self-esteem & confidence and support thinking around the best options for the future.
The key message about the career support from Chiumento is that it is personally tailored. Working closely with a Career Coach, members can decide what help will be most helpful to them so that the time they have with their coach is as valuable as possible. The feedback we get about this service is excellent and we have many great stories from members about how Chiumento have helped them.
Chiumento is a privately owned limited company. All three shareholders are active in the business.
The Law Express telephone legal helpline service has been supporting IET members and their immediate families for over fifteen years, providing legal advice and guidance. This service continues to be highly valued and is provided Free to the membership via Foothold.
The legal helpline was founded over twenty-two years ago with a view to provide high quality, impartial and professional advice to the people accessing the service. Assisting clients to have a fuller understanding of the legal problems that they face.
Providing members access to a service that is delivered by an experienced highly professional legal advisory team, who are chosen for their ability to deliver the service in a supportive and understanding way, explaining the law clearly and by offering pragmatic solutions. The members are assured that the advice that is given is totally independent and impartial.
We provide legal advice on a wide range of subjects.
Topics covered: - Employment, Company, Commercial, Property, Tax information, Personal Injury, Consumer, Goods and services, Motoring, Family and Wills, probate and powers of attorney.
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National Autistic Society
Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.
We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.
We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum.
We are working with Foothold, which supports engineers and their families. If you are on the autism spectrum, or a member of your family is, you can apply to Foothold to access services and support. The support will be funded by Foothold and provided by the National Autistic Society.
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. Today we are still a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel. We work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. We can provide support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition. We can also help you deal with specific phobias such as fear of spiders, blushing, vomiting, being alone, public speaking, heights – in fact, any fear that’s stopped you from getting on with your life.
Remap is a national charity that helps disabled people of all ages to live more independent lives by designing and making customised equipment free of charge.
The charity provides solutions to everyday problems when there is nothing commercially available; designing and custom-making equipment for individuals because everyone’s needs are different. Engineers and other skilled people volunteer for Remap, using their ingenuity and practical skills to help others.
They respond to thousands of requests for help every year and Remap’s unique service is provided free of charge.
Renovo is the UK’s leading specialist provider of career transition and job search support. With offices in York and London, and with a team of over 80 specialist career coaches across the UK, they have supported over 50,000 people to successfully move into new opportunities over the last 10 years.
As experts in the field of career transition and outplacement, Renovo provide practical support and guidance to help people navigate the modern job market, working with them to help decide on the right next step, build great CVs, enhance their interview technique and create powerful job searches that help them move onto the next stage of their career quickly and effectively. Their support is highly flexible and can be built around the needs of every individual they work with, typically delivered through a blend of personalised 1-2-1 coaching through their award winning coaching team, along with access to the latest in careers e-learning and resources through their bespoke career transition portal, Workfriend.
Renovo provide much of their support to those recently impacted by redundancy as a result of both Private and Public sector restructuring. They have a very strong track record in this market, supporting employees across a broad range of levels and roles and working with organisations as diverse as BT, Mitie, IKEA, Go Ahead Group and the NHS. They also provide their support through partnerships with a number of leading charities and benevolent associations, like Foothold who wish to provide their clients with access to professional careers support. Through their work in both the corporate market and through their charity partnerships, Renovo have supported thousands of people in engineering and technology roles to take their next career step confidently.
LaterLife workshops offer a unique approach to helping people plan for their retirement, whenever that might be and whatever shape that retirement might take.
While traditional support has very much taken a finance-first approach, we believe that a necessary part of proper retirement planning is to give the individual the structure and opportunity to consider all the lifestyle aspects of their retirement – at the same level as is traditionally given to those financial aspects. The simplified philosophy being that:
1. If you don’t know how you want to spend your retirement, you can’t establish how much you’ll need to spend in retirement and hence make informed financial decisions.
2. Building a detailed picture of yourself living your “best” retirement substantially increases your motivation to engage with the complex financial topics and the decisions you’ll need to make.
3. Taking time to think properly about “What I Want” can feel selfish, but it is fundamental. Structured education allows you to give yourself permission to think about you, and the time to do it.
Designed to deliver optimum value to individuals for whom retirement is a realistic prospect at any point within the next 3 years, the workshops are offered via the UK’s largest schedule of Open workshops, covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Whether you’ve already decided when you want to retire and want to plan for that day and beyond, or need help understanding your circumstances and options, LaterLife Planning For Retirement workshops offer highly valued, independent and unbiased education around one of the most significant transitions in your life.
LaterLife is the pre-retirement specialism within Mercer Marsh Benefits' Workplace Education TeMercer Marsh Benefits™ is a trading name of Jelf Insurance Brokers Ltd. Registered in England and Wales number 0837227. Registered Office: 1 Tower Place West, London, EC3R 5BU. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Not all products and services offered are regulated by the FCA.
StepChange Debt Charity is the UK’s leading debt advice charity. They help over 630,000 people each year deal with their money worries and take back control of their lives. Their service is free, impartial and they never judge. Every client receives expert personalised advice to help them deal with their debts.
Whether you need debt advice, a way to get back on track after the financial effects of coronavirus, or support with budgeting or managing persistent debt, StepChange can help. They’ll look at your individual circumstances and recommend a course of action.
"We know sleep, so we know how important it is to sleep well."
Sleepstation is a highly effective sleep improvement programme. Based on extensive research and years of clinical practice, the Sleepstation programme builds on basic sleep improvement principles with personalised support and guidance tailored to the individual, their problems and their lifestyle.
Sleepstation offers a fully supported service and it is this support and tailored approach that makes Sleepstation so effective. Sleepstation's sleep improvement programme is delivered entirely online, meaning that you can access our support from the comfort of your own home.
Sleepstation is suitable for
over 18 s.
those who do not have, and have never had, psychosis or a psychotic episode, PTSD, bipolar disorder, mania, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia or a personality disorder.
those who are not currently undergoing therapy with a therapist or psychiatrist.