The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

The Outlook Foundation

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The idea for a charity, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people post 18, was the brain child of Mrs. Gaynor Forster. As the wife of Dennis Forster, the Headmaster of St. John’s Residential School for children with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the lack of provision post 18.

The Outlook Foundation Charity was established to meet this need. In its infancy, the charity had no funds, only a vision, and it was through the fundraising efforts and shear determination to succeed of Mrs. Jean Marshall, ‘volunteer’ and Managing Director that the vision became, and continues to be, a reality.

About Us

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The Outlook Foundation is a registered Charity dedicated to high quality living and training in preparation for independence, appropriate to ability, for young adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities. The Charity has three houses in Brighton & Hove, one offers a 24/7 residential & training service whilst the others are dedicated to supported living.

The Charity opened Outlook House in September 1997. Home to 15 young men and women it fulfills the Charity’s Mission Statement to provide ‘quality living and training in preparation for independence, appropriate to ability for people aged between 18 and 25 with a learning disability’.

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The charity recognized the desperate need for supported living accommodation for adults over the age of 25 and in October 2004 opened Gaynor Forster House. The ‘tenants’ live independently, assisted by support staff they lead full and integrated lives. The appropriately named Jean Marshall House was officially opened by Lord Lloyd, President of the Charity, in April 2008. Managed on the same lines as Gaynor Forster House, tenants are supported to live independently and to take their place in society.


  • Outlook House

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    Outlook House is an elegant 1930's style house with a well maintained garden located in a residential area of Brighton. The house has been extensively refurbished, has several well appointed communal areas and a resident's kitchen and laundry room.

    There is a Home Economics training kitchen where all residents receive 2:1 sessions in Home Economics and some residents cook independently. Outside in the grounds is a learning centre where residents receive literacy and numeracy lessons.

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  • Gaynor Forster House

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    Gaynor Forster House has been converted into five individual, self-contained flats to be let specifically to vulnerable adults with a learning disability.

    This house has been refurbished by the charity to a very high standard. A dedicated team manage the house providing support to the tenants, according to their individual needs. There are currently five tenants living at Gaynor Forster House, each previously having lived at Outlook House.

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  • Jean Marshall House

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    Jean Marshall House is situated in a residential area of Hove close to the seafront and local shops. There are 8 single en-suite rooms for young men and women aged 24+, several communal areas and large patio and courtyard garden for recreation.

    Kerry Robinson, Registered Support Manager, together with her team of support workers ensure the residents of Jean Marshall House receive the same high standard of support and achieve the best possible outcomes for the individual concerned.

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