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Your stories

Everyone goes through challenges, but you don’t have to face those challenges alone. See what a difference it makes to have some support from your Foothold community.

You're not alone

You might feel like you’re alone – but you’re not. Your Foothold community is here for you. See how we’ve supported other members of the community through their challenges.

David’s story of regaining financial independence after losing his livelihood

Find out how we’ve supported David to cope financially after his business went all but bust.

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Rebeca’s story of becoming a Foothold volunteer

Read Rebeca's journey of becoming a volunteer for Foothold

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John’s story of rebuilding financial security following a breakdown

Read John’s story about how we supported him and his daughter when a severe mental breakdown threatened both their livelihoods.

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Networkers Iberia’s story of international fundraising

Find out how Rebeca’s employer, Gattaca, is encouraging its international teams to support the engineering community by raising funds for Foothold

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Tania’s story of telephone befriending

Find out how Tania supports Foothold community members through telephone befriending

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Stuart’s story of regaining control of his mental health

Find out how we supported Stuart when the COVID-19 pandemic affected his mental health

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Malcolm’s story of seeking financial support during the pandemic

Find out how we supported Malcolm and his family financially when the Covid-19 pandemic struck

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Paul’s story of seeking financial support during illness

Find out how we supported Paul and his family financially when the Covid-19 pandemic struck and he was diagnosed with cancer

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Laurie’s story of getting financial support after losing his income

Find out how we financially supported Laurie when he was made redundant and lost his income overnight because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sleep and wellbeing blog by Dr Neil Stanley

Sleep and wellbeing

In this teaser blog to our Sleep and Wellbeing webinar, Dr Neil Stanley gives you some simple, practical starter tips to help you improve your sleep.

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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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