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The role of foyers in housing association provision

This research provided a systematic analysis of the national position in terms of numbers, their geographical and size distribution, information on both capital and revenue funding, clarification of the client groups and how clients come forward and are accepted, staffing, range of services provided, turnover and vacancies, rent determination and impact on employment/training opportunities, the expected impacts of Supporting People on the range and viability of clients, outputs in terms of move-on arrangements, qualifications, jobs attained, and qualitative evidence on client satisfaction.

This evidence is analysed within the wider policy framework to provide an assessment of the current role of Foyers in delivering housing, training and employment assistance to young people.

Foyers began to be established in the in the climate of high unemployment in the early 1990s when they were seen as an opportunity for young people to gain training and employment whilst also benefiting from independent living. The increase in foyers since then has been dramatic. They vary greatly in size as well as the degree of other services and support provided.

Launch Pad for Life

A report on the roles and activities of Foyers, sponsored by TSA.

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Foyers in the UK and France – Comparisons and Contrasts

This paper compares Foyers in the UK and France, considering background, history, policy and outputs.

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The British Foyer Experiment – 10 Years On

A review of Foyers in Britain, in 2003. Presented at the 2003 ENHR Conference.

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CCHPR Contact


Tenant Services Authority

Project Start Date

1st June 2004