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Foyer for Ipswich

Referral address

Suffolk Coordination Service
West Suffolk House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3YU


01284 757150


01473 252455




Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Young single homeless people aged 16-24 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

Referral agencies

All referrals via Suffolk Coordination Service.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum28 days
Maximum2 years
Average18 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

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.

Health services

Access to an in-house counsellor by appointment

Access to move-on

Planned resettlement programme. 3 months follow-up support.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

47 44 single rooms four bed clusters or two bed clusters with communal kitchen and bathrooms, there are 3 self-contained flats.


Single: 47
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.

FurnishingsRooms furnished. Bed linen crockery cooking utensils are not provided.
Other facilitiesLounge, IT suite.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilities4 rooms are accessible for wheelchair users.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Smoking allowed in own room only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

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

User participation

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.


Centra Support.

Public transport

Ipswich train station - 15 minutes walk. Tower Ramparts bus station - 10 minutes walk.

Update Information ^ back to top

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