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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.

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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How career coaching helped Andrew after redundancy

Find out how we supported Andrew when he was made redundant and needed career coaching to get back into the job market. 

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Yael’s story of getting support during maternity leave

Find out how we supported Yael and her family during maternity leave when she needed practical and financial help.

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Poobalan’s story of restarting his career in the UK

Find out how we supported Poobalan and his family when he was made redundant during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Imelda’s story of financial independence

Find out how we supported Imelda after her beloved husband died and she was struggling financially. 

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Jon’s story of finding disability support for his son

Find out how we supported Jon when his son Ben needed new disability equipment to keep active and mobile. 

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Emma’s story of getting autism support for her kids

Find out how we supported Emma and her family when she lost her income and two of her children were diagnosed with autism.

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How to protect your loved ones with the right future planning

David Reekie talks about how you can get started with the basics of estate planning to protect your family

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How do I talk to my friends and family about planning for my future?

In her blog, CEO Foothold Jane Petit talks about the strategies you can use to begin conversations about your future plans when you're no longer here

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What is social anxiety and how can I manage its symptoms?

In her blog, Dr Evgenia Stefanopoulou writes about social anxiety and the strategies you can use to manage the symptoms.

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