Grantee profile

The Amber Foundation

Founded in 1995, the Amber Foundation supports young people (aged 18-30) facing complex problems by helping them move away from homelessness, and out of unemployment. At residential centres in Devon, Wiltshire, Surrey and Kent, the Foundation provides a temporary home, personalised support, as well as the opportunity to develop new skills. The aim of these experiences and opportunities is to raise the aspirations of these young people, and challenge them to take responsibility for their lives and move forward positively. Each individual is given a bespoke, practical programme of activities that builds their skills and qualifications, develops their resilience and purpose, improves their confidence and wellbeing, and focuses on their strengths and interests. Young people usually stay at Amber Foundation centres between 6-12 months, but there is no fixed limit.