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Foothold is a starting point, giving you the tools to make your life better right now.

Support we offer

Whatever challenges you're going through - big or small - we have varied and tailored support we can offer. We like to take a holistic approach to our support and we know nothing happens in isolation. So we'll talk you through how we can give you a helping hand to get you back on your feet.  And if there's something you're struggling with and can't see the solution below, get in touch with us and we'll figure out the best way forward - together. We've been here for the engineering community, IET members and their families since 1890 and we'll be here you whenever you're ready. 

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
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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