Below are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that’s not covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us
What is the Foyer Federation?
The Foyer Federation inspires young people experiencing homelessness to realise their power and purpose. We work through our nationwide network of learning and accommodation centres known as Foyers, which provide a home, personal development and employability support in a safe and nurturing environment.
Established in 1992, our network extends across the whole of the UK and we have partnerships worldwide. Our network team work remotely and travel far and wide to support our members.
Our role is to innovate, campaign and ensure the Foyer network can deliver the best quality offer for young people.
By placing young people at the heart of all we do, we work towards our vision for all young people to have a chance to realise their potential, build a thriving, independent and sustainable adulthood, and become a valuable asset to society.
What is the Foyer Federation's relationship with Foyers?
The Foyer Federation neither owns nor manages any Foyers in the UK. We exist to provide thought leadership and innovation to the Foyer network. We work with the Foyer network to co-produce a range of projects and training for Foyer staff and young people.
Our ground-breaking initiatives are led through our network of Foyers. These Foyers provide young people with mutually agreed, tailor-made programmes which give the young people access to housing, learning, personal development, training and employment opportunities in line with their needs and goals.
Our FOR Youth Quality Assurance programme protects the holistic approach at the heart of the Foyer brand and encourages services to aspire to excellence and inspire confidence in their ability to deliver. Find out more about our accreditation here.
What does the Foyer Federation not do?
There’s a lot we do, but a few things we don’t! We are not:
- Housing advisors
- Legal specialists
- Generic trainers
- Policy experts
- Local specialists
- Providers of support or accommodation
Can a Foyer help me?
If you are aged 16-25 and are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, then your local Foyer may be able to help you. The majority of Foyers currently require a referral, which usually comes from the local housing authority. In order to gain a referral, in the vast majority of cases, you will need to be able to demonstrate a local connection.
For more information, visit our Find a Foyer page.
How can I get involved?
There are lots of ways to get involved with the Foyer Federation. Find out about the different ways you can join the movement, here.
Who can I speak to?
If you have any questions we have not answered here, we’ll do our best to help you. General enquires can be sent via our Contact Us page. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 020 7430 2212.