Western Isles Foyer are a local independently funded charity established in 2003 who work with young people aged 16-26. We support some of most vulnerable young people in our community, and their families, who are homeless, in housing need or are experiencing other significant social disadvantages including;
Our objective is to support young people to secure a safe place to live. We aim to support them to feel more socially included, access education, training and employment opportunities, and gain the skills they need to successfully live independently. We want to give young people the chance of a better future regardless of their past.
We help them overcome the negative impacts of homelessness, poverty, inequality and isolation via provision of Supported Accommodation, a Drop-in Service and a range of support, advice and training relevant to young people’s needs.
The role of a Trustee at Western Isles Foyer is both interesting and varied. It includes development of strategy and oversight of service development. Trustees usually attend, up to but not exceeding, six Board meetings a year and regular committee meetings.