Quick links
Who to contact in an emergency or if sleeping rough in the cold weather
Information about hospital admission and discharge now available.
Has this site helped you find the services you need? Please give us Feedback.
Find all the latest publications and research about homelessness on Homeless Pages.
Do you want to volunteer in a service for homeless people?

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

Referral address

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


01284 757150




Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

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

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.

Access to move-on

Planned resettlement programme. 3 months follow-up support.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Single: 47
Working residents charged up to 60% of income as rent.
£4.61pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished.
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. 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.

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


Centra Support.

Public transport

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

Update Information ^ back to top

Do you work for Foyer for Ipswich?

If you work for this organisation and any of the above details are out of date, or if you would like to make any other changes, contact us here: update details