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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.

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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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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Michael Hargreaves, author of How Foothold’s new Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support you to achieve your career goals

How our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support students and apprentices to achieve their career goals

In this blog, we explore how we can support engineering students and apprentices through our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme.

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Laura Norton of the IET, author of: My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

Laura Norton of the IET joins us to discuss why our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme is vital for the whole engineering community.

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My journey as a neurodivergent engineer

Our Trustee Wolf shares his experience of being a neurodiverse engineer with dyslexia, as well as his advice for neurodiverse students.

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