Foyers provide a safe place for young people to live, learn and make the transition to independent adulthood.
Foyers offer a something for something deal for young people usually between the ages of 16-25 who are in housing need with personal development and other services that enable young people to reconnect with learning, increase their employability, improve their health and wellbeing and develop their leadership potential.
The role of the Foyer Federation
The Foyer Federation works with and through its network of members to support and enhance delivery at the local level. We have a strong track record in developing transformational programmes and campaigns which fill gaps in community services and challenge policy and decision makers to make more effective and longer-term investments in young people. Examples include:
• Development and implementation of nationally recognised quality assurance approaches including the Foyer Status Mark;
• Developing and rolling out accredited learning programmes across the Foyer network;
• Creation of early intervention initiatives involving family mediation and peer mentoring;
• Innovative partnerships with the business world to try and create a different kind of conversation between young people and the world of work
• Workforce development programmes including training Foyer staff to use a ‘life coaching’ approach rather than the traditional support work model that is prevalent in supported housing.