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Harlow Foyer

Referral address

Occasio House
Playhouse Square
CM20 1AP


01279 625700


01279 435421


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Young single homeless people with support needs and those at risk aged 16-24. Priority to people with local connection.

Will not accept

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from Essex Social Services and other counties in exceptional circumstances, Harlow District Council, Streets 2 Homes, Family Mosaic floating support, Nacro, the Probation Service, YOT, Harlow College.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form, interview and needs assessment. Require proof of ID. Decision by joint referral panel as to most appropriate provider - if Foyer, 6 week assessment before final offer of tenancy.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list prioritised by need.



Length of stay
Minimum6 months
Maximum2 years
Average18 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

10 staff, 24 hour waking cover. Allocated support worker system (24 residents per worker) with meetings at least monthly. Support around careers, life skills, ICT training, money management and personal development. Support level is varied as residents move towards independence. Specialist support offered regarding offending behaviour and parenting skills.

Health services

Support available for mental health and substance misuse needs.

Access to move-on

Have 10 council nominations per year. Resettlement support provided as part of personal development plan. Provide follow-up visits at 3 and 6 months after move on and can refer to floating support service if necessary.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Studio: 76
Flat: 40
Pay own bills in 2nd stage of accommodation.
£4.91/£1.94pw required from residents receiving benefits.

FurnishingsStudios part furnished, flats unfurnished.
Other facilitiesTraining/communal room, IT suite.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilities4 flats are fully wheelchair accessible.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Involvement in support programme is compulsory. No alcohol or smoking in communal areas. Assured shorthold tenancy.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions.


Between 7am-11pm. Overnight guests allowed 3 nights per week.

User participation

Monthly residents' meetings.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


Currently have 2 volunteers. Email teresa.aken@east-thames.co.uk for further information.


food, household goods. Email teresa.aken@east-thames.co.uk for details.

Further information ^ back to top

The accommodation is provided in two stages. Stage one has 76 part furnished studios and stage two has 40 unfurnished one-bedroom flats. Residents can move from stage one to stage two on the achievement of agreed targets.


East Thames Group.

Public transport

Harlow Town train station - 3 miles. Terminus Street bus station - 10 minutes walk.

Update Information ^ back to top

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