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Sheffield Foyer

Referral address

2 Spring Lane
Norfolk Park
Sheffield
S2 2JQ

Phone

0114 289 5600

Fax

0114 289 5601

 

Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. 12 beds for single parents and young pregnant women. All applicants must be willing to engage with the support service and be willing to work towards independent living.

Will not accept

Arsonists, Schedule 1 offenders and people with a history of violence. People with high support needs that cannot be met by the project.

Age
Minimum16
Maximum25
Average18

How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Sheffield Housing Department and Connexions.

Referral procedure

Write, phone or call in Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-8pm to arrange interview. Application form. Require proof of ID and references. Aim to advise of outcome within one week.

Waiting list

Operate a waiting list.

Vacancies

Weekly.

Length of stay
Minimum1 month
Maximum2 years
Average9-12 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

11 full time staff available Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-8pm. Security staff provide waking night cover. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 2 months. Staff offer support around independent living skills, benefits and budgeting, employment, education and training, health issues and parenting skills.

Health services

Nurse runs weekly drop-in. Weekly on site support provided by specialist substance misuse worker.

Access to move-on

Staff provide support around move-on, including help with housing applications to Sheffield Council and RSLs. Nominations to Guinness Northern Counties Housing Association. Follow-up support. Resettled residents can also return to Foyer for advice.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

60

Rooms

Bedsit: 60
Residents responsible for own electricity charges.

Facilities
FurnishingsRooms fully furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, IT suite, gym, garden.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilities2 bedsits accessible to wheelchair users.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol in communal areas. Smoking allowed in own rooms and garden. Must engage with support around independent living. Licence agreement.

Resident access

24 hour access, no restrictions.

Visitors

Between 12 noon-8.30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-8.30pm Sat-Sun. No overnight guests.

User participation

Regular residents' meetings. Residents sit in on staff meetings and foyer's board meeting. Residents' representatives group.

Further information ^ back to top

The project has strong links with Sheffield College and Connexions.

Group

Guinness Northern Counties.

Public transport

Spring Lane tram stop - 5 minutes walk. Buses 7,10 41, 94, 95, 123.