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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. 

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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
Sleep and wellbeing blog by Dr Neil Stanley

Sleep and wellbeing

Find out why a good night’s sleep is so important to your mental health, and how you can improve your sleeping habits to boost your wellbeing.

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Jen Clapperton, author of What to do if your rented accommodation does not meet your health or care needs

What to do if your rented accommodation does not meet your health or care needs

Find out what you can do if you feel your rented accommodation is putting your health at risk, in this expert blog by Shelter.

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Beverley Archer, Business and Volunteering Manager

Empowering engineers: why you should volunteer with Foothold

Find out why volunteering with Foothold is great for broadening your experience whilst making a difference to a global community.

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