Partner Agencies

Bytes Centre

Flax Foyer works with a diverse number of partner agencies to provide a holistic service. Please see our list of partner agencies below:

  • Bytes is a voluntary youth organisation that uses creative ICT to engage and inspire the most socially excluded young people in Northern Ireland to realise their full potential and progress into education, training and employment. They use the latest mobile ICT equipment to engage with young people in local communities, supporting them to progress in learning and personal development through a progressive curriculum of accredited qualifications. Bytes run programmes within the Foyer three days a week.
  •  Northern Ireland Youth Programme (NIYF) is a youth led organisation that lobbies, advocates, promotes and fights for the rights of young people. NIYF run many programmes to support young people to make change within various areas, for example, housing issues, building united communities. NIYF provide many opportunities for clients to create change and gain qualifications. 

  •  Start 360, Daisy Project provides a drop in facility at the Foyer on a weekly basis for anyone who is looking information/ advice/ counselling relating to drugs or alcohol misuse issue.
  •  The Ashton Centre attends every week to provide 1:1 support to residents with CV writing, job applications. They also run many different courses which you can get involved in. 
  •  Chest, Heart and Stroke provide a Health and Homelessness Service in the Foyer on a regular basis. This consists of health checks, information sessions, choose healthy talks, stop smoking sessions, de-stress and pampering sessions.  
  •   Staff run the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) in the Foyer in partnership with PBNI.
  • HYPE attend the Foyer every fortnight to discuss sexual health.
  •  We receive donations of unused food on a weekly basis from Lidl through the Food Cloud Scheme. We also avail of local food banks.