Livingstone to head Foyer PR

Youth homelessness charity the Foyer Federation has appointed Groundwork UK public affairs manager Sophie Livingstone as its head of communications.

The charity, which supports a network of ‘foyers’ across the UK where young people can live and gain access to education, training and work, is on the hunt for several sponsors for its current campaigns.

These include ‘SafeMoves’, a project to prevent homelessness, and ‘StrongMinded’, which aims to improve mental health facilities for young people.

The body is also keen to attract corporate sponsorship for the ‘Tackling Skills’ programme, which will relaunch at the start of the domestic football season. It aims to improve young people’s comms skills through interaction with professional footballers and sports reporters.

O2 and the BBC are sponsors of SafeMoves and Tackling Skills respectively.

Livingstone plans to target the education and sports sections of the national press for the Tackling Skills programme, along with the housing, homeless and voluntary sector press.

She replaces Katherine Lewis, who left last week to become Health Protection Agency head of comms for London. Livingstone reports to head of fundraising and business partnership Daniel Fletcher.

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