Below are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us through the contact details at the bottom of this page.

What is the Foyer Federation?

The Foyer Federation transforms opportunities for young people experiencing homelessness. We want young people to thrive not just survive.

Established in 1992, we cover the whole of the UK and have partnerships worldwide. Our main office is in London, however our network team work remotely and are willing to travel far and wide to support our members.

We work through our network of learning and accommodation centres known as ‘Foyers’, who provide accommodation, personal development, and employability support in a safe and nurturing environment. Our role is to innovate, champion servicer reform and ensure the Foyer network can deliver the best quality offer for young people (16-25 year olds).

By placing young people at the heart of all we do, we strive to achieve our vision for all young people to have a chance to realise their potential, build a thriving, independent and sustainable adulthood, and become a valuable asset to society.


What is the Foyer Federation’s relationship with Foyers?

The Foyer Federation neither owns nor manages any Foyers in the UK. We exist to provide thought leadership and innovation to the Foyer network. We work with the Foyer network to co-produce a range of projects and training for Foyer staff and young people.

Our ground-breaking initiatives are led through a network of learning and accommodation centres known as ‘Foyers’. These Foyers provide 16-25 year-olds with mutually agreed, tailor-made programmes which give the young people access to housing, learning, personal development, training and employment opportunities in line with their needs and goals.

Our FOR Youth Quality Assurance programme programme protects the holistic approach at the heart of the Foyer brand and encourage services to aspire to excellence and inspire confidence in their ability to deliver.


Can a Foyer help me?

If you are aged 16-25 and are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless then your local Foyer may be able to help you. The majority of Foyers currently require a referral, which usually comes from the local housing authority. In order to gain a referral, in the vast majority of cases, you will need to be able to demonstrate a local connection.

For more information and to find a Foyer visit this page.


How can I get involved?

There are lots of ways to get involved with the Foyer Federation. Find out more at our get involved page.


Who can I speak to?

If you have any enquires we’ll do our best to help you; general enquires should be sent through our contacts page, the form below, or to inbox@foyer.net. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 020 7430 2212.

All enquiries about membership should be directed to Director of Network, Joel Lewis

If you’d like to speak to someone on our staff team you can find job titles and email addresses here.