Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Foyer Federation?

The Foyer Federation is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Since 1992, we have worked with young people to create new approaches developing the skills and resources they need to thrive.

Working through our network and by forging new partnerships, the Foyer Federation will continue to provide high quality leadership in the field of youth development. We will create, pilot and test a portfolio of innovative, specialist services, activities and campaigns with and for young people. By placing young people at the heart of all we do, we will 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.

We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

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 campaigns and initiatives are led through a network of around 120 accredited learning and accommodation centres known as ‘Foyers’. These Foyers provide up to 10,000 16-25 year-olds per year 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 Accreditation and Quality Assurance 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.

What is the Foyer Federation’s policy position?

Working on behalf of and informed by young people, our members and other stakeholders the Foyer Federation takes well researched policy positions on a variety of issues related to young people and the transition to adulthood.

You can follow our news or blog for latest policy updates or browse our policy statements.

How can I get involved?

There are lots of ways to get involved with the Foyer Federation, Foyers or our campaigns. 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 or give us a call on 020 7430 2212

All media enquiries should be directed to our Marketing and Communications office Joel Attar

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