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The Foyer for The Island

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What is the service?

The Foyer for the Island in Ryde, Isle of Wight, offers 45 ensuite rooms in nine groups of flats with shared kitchens.  Other smaller units of accommodation in Ryde and Newport provide individual rooms with shared facilities and on- site staff and support. 

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What The Foyer Means to Us...

Jo

Jo

The Foyer provided me with a home when I had difficulties living with my family and had nowhere else to go. It helped me stay on track with my education with the support from staff. 

Steve

Steve

I was homeless when I applied to the Foyer and not in a very good place. I learnt a lot during my stay at the Foyer; staff helped me to become self sufficient. If it wasn’t for the Foyer I would probably not be here today!

Lisa

Lisa

I lived at the Foyer for two years. This project is a great way of learning to be independent, helps you live in the real world and encourages you to be yourself and have fun in a safe way.

Applications for accommodation and support

The service provides safe and secure accommodation for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and gives individual support, advice and guidance. Each young person who enters the service will have a named Support Worker who will create a personal development plan focused on the individual needs of that young person.

The service aims to support all young people to be healthy, happy and develop independent and thriving lives. This will be through participation in support sessions, workshops, training, education and employment.

This accommodation will be provided in partnership with Southern Housing Group and will offer young people a choice between the Foyer for the Island and a number of smaller units of accommodation.

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The Foyer
Josh
(2016)

Josh has come along way since moving into the Foyer in 2015. He has completed our in house training programme “Move On” and is now currently working with one of the Foyer’s employment mentors who is supporting him with seeking and applying for volunteering and work experience opportunities. Josh is also getting support to access specialist services to help him progress and become ready for independent living.

The Foyer
Holly
(2016)

Holly lived at the Foyer for just over 18 months and was always actively involved in Foyer life. During her time with us she made new friends, improved her teamwork and communication skills and improved her self confidence. She attended Military Preparation College and then went on to study animal management gaining an extended diploma. Holly has recently moved out of the Foyer and is now living independently in secure long term accommodation.

The Foyer
Alana
(2016)

Alana is a very active Foyer resident who is a member of our resident committee. Since moving in to the Foyer in 2015 she has kept herself busy getting involved in all our groups and social activities. She has completed our in house training programme along with gaining an NCFE Level 1 award in Enterprise. She is now actively looking for work and is supported by one of our employment mentors. Alana loves fashion and is hoping to secure a job in retail.