day centres and hostels
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Foyer for Ipswich
Suffolk Coordination Service
West Suffolk House
Bury St Edmunds
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with low to medium support needs this also includes 3 intensive support slots 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
All referrals via Suffolk Coordination Service.
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 an in-house counsellor by appointment
Access to move-on
Planned resettlement programme. 3 months follow-up support.
Accommodation ^ back to top
47 44 single rooms four bed clusters or two bed clusters with communal kitchen and bathrooms, there are 3 self-contained flats.
Working residents charged up to 60% of income as rent.
Approx.£3.87pw required from residents in receipt of benefits. Working residents charged up to 60% of income as rent.
|Furnishings||Rooms furnished. Bed linen crockery cooking utensils are not provided.|
|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. Curfew 1.00am when in the building, can stay out 2 nights per week.
12 noon - 11pm weekdays, 10am - 12pm weekends guests can stay 2 nights if criteria is met
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
Activities are run by the residents and staff such as football /Quiz nights/ Cookery/ Table tennis/ Pool/ DVD nights
Ipswich train station - 15 minutes walk. Tower Ramparts bus station - 10 minutes walk.
Update Information ^ back to top
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