day centres and hostels
If you want to stay in this project you cannot apply directly yourself. Look in How to get in below for more information.
Foyer for Ipswich
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with low support needs and a local connection to Ipswich. All applicants must engage with the support provided and seek employment, education or training.
Will not accept
Schedule 1 offenders. People with a history of arson or violence, or with serious drug or alcohol problems. People who have high support needs that cannot be met by the Foyer.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Connexions and Housing Options Team at Ipswich Borough Council.
Agency referrals only. Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form. Interview. Require proof of ID and proof of income. Under 18s also need proof of estrangement and guarantor. Need 2 references, one from a professional.
Operate waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
8 staff available Mon-Fri 8am-10.30pm, weekends and bank holidays 10am-6pm, security staff provide night cover. Compulsory keywork system (6-8 residents per keyworker) with weekly/fortnightly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes reviewed monthly. "If residents are not employed full time, in external training or at college they must attend in-house training". Issues covered include life skills, budgeting, health, drug & alcohol awareness, awareness and certificated training that is relevant to employers' requirements.
Access to move-on
Planned resettlement programme. 3 months follow-up support.
Accommodation ^ back to top
Working residents charged up to 60% of income as rent.
£4.61pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, IT suite.|
|Disabled facilities||4 rooms are accessible for wheelchair users.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Smoking allowed in own room only. Licence agreement.
Own key, no access restrictions. Expected to be in own room by 1am. May stay out 2 nights per week.
Between 12 noon-11pm. Overnight guests allowed if resident meets criteria.
Compulsory monthly residents' meetings.
Volunteering and donations ^ back to top
Currently have 1 volunteer, need admin support, help with running art classes, reading, CV preparation. Phone 01473 225655 for further information.
Any donations welcome - phone 01473 225655 for details.
Further information ^ back to top
Ipswich train station - 15 minutes walk. Tower Ramparts bus station - 10 minutes walk.