We aim to provide temporary supported accommodation with access to training, education and employment opportunities from which young people are empowered to become socially and economically active citizens
Flax Foyer is a project of NB Housing. The Foyer has 37 self-contained flats. We support young people aged 18-25 who are homeless with accommodation and support needs, “who are interested in undertaking training to develop their potential”.
We receive funding from NIHE Supporting People to provide the service. Supporting People validate our service to ensure it is meeting the objectives required.
Throughout their stay, support is provided to residents to develop the necessary independent living skills required to maintain their accommodation within the community.
Support plans provide a holistic overview of the needs of residents, with staff offering residents training and support in numeracy and literacy skills, cooking programmes, cleaning, and laundry. Each support plan is client-centred, and their views, aspirations, and goals are considered.
Staff offer residents many support services as part of their support plan. Support is provided in areas such as move on, drug and alcohol education and counselling, personal and life skills development, emotional and mental wellbeing, physical health, training, volunteering and employment opportunities and anti-social behaviour.
We encourage involvement within the local community by working in partnership with other community organisations. Taking part in events brings a real sense of everyone being part of a team and getting involved within the local community.
We partner with many different agencies to provide support with Training, Employment, Addiction and Health.
One Foyer resident said, “Living in Flax Foyer gives you new opportunities, your own space and helps you gain qualifications.”
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