eden rural foyer

Rory visited Penrith’s Eden Rural Foyer on Saturday 19th March, where he was given a tour of the Foyer, met with current residents and presented certificates as part of the Foyer’s award-winning healthcare programme. He joined Chief Executive of the Foyer Federation Jane Slowey, and Chief Executive of Impact housing Association Mike Muir in a ceremony that recognised Penrith’s winning of the Full Transformational Innovation Mark Award from the Foyer Federation – the only Foyer in the country to have received the full award in recognition of its work with young people.

Rory said: “My visit to Penrith’s Rural Foyer has been a truly inspiring event. The foyer fulfils a vital function for the 16-25 age group, and caters to young people who may be experiencing problems at home or at school as they make the often challenging transition from childhood to adulthood. It’s a welcoming, friendly place that has achieved impressive results. It was a great honour to share with them in today’s celebration, and I am sure that the Foyer will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Angela Richardson, Eden Rural Foyer Manager, said: “We greatly enjoyed having Rory here today, and are honoured to receive such a prestigious award.”

Mike Muir, Impact Housing Association Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to be hosing the Foyer Federation visit and our young people were very keen to talk to Rory Stewart about their great successes.”



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