Many of our clients present complex & challenging problems: mental health issues, substance misuse, emotional & behavioural issues which in turn impact on themselves, their family and society and sometimes they find themselves within the criminal justice system.
The overall aim of the project is to help young people develop emotional strength, promote self awareness and the skills to develop their potential and motivation to become positive members of the local community.
To provide secure, quality housing linked to training and support for disadvantaged 16-25 year olds with links to the Poole area.
To help our residents gain the skills they need to find employment in work that suits their abilities and interests.
To support and empower residents in line with their personal goals.
To help residents make the transition from dependence to independence.
To approach young peoples needs in an holistic manner integrating affordable housing, training, guidance, personal development and job search facilities.
The staff team is made up of full-time, part-time, partnership and volunteer staff and we welcome Social Work and teaching students for placements each year. All staff work is based on our Model Of Change.
Our staff have a wealth of experience and training in:
Advice and Guidance
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Emotional Health Issues
Self Harm and Mental Health Issues
Effects of Adversity and Trauma
The Quay Foyer Charitable Trust was set up in 1999 to raise money to improve the lives of residents in the Quay Foyer.
The trust aims to do this by improving facilities and funding activities that provide a positive environment in which the residents can develop.
The Truist continues to raise funds to secure the positions of the training staff and for activities that develop creative ways to confront and tackle issues.
The Quay Foyer works in partnership with a number of organisations including The Poole Youth Housing Forum, to identify sources of move on accommodation for our residents.
The Quay Foyer is directly involved in local organisations and committees to ensure that the quality of its work is of the highest standard and that young people who are accommodated by us are given the best opportunities.
A partnership with our local community police sees a bi-annual pool tournament the 'Foyer Return' with residents of the foyer which aims to break down barriers and preconceptions.
· Connexions · Quay Advice Centre ·Supporting People · Poole Youth Service · The Poole Youth Housing Forum · The Foyer Federation · Youth Offending Team · Poole Council for Voluntary Service· Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service · Children and Young Peoples Services · Social Services · Post Care and Adolescent Support Team · Social Workers · EDAS · YADDAS · Dorset Community Action · Prince’s Trust · Second Chance · Bournemouth & Poole College of Further Education · Training Providers · Poole Arts Centre · Step4ward · Turquoise Personal Development · Dorset Probation Service ·
Quay Foyer has representation on local Forums where we are active members informing and developing strategy, plans and initiatives for housing and support for young people in our client group.
Transitions Strategy Group
Poole Youth Housing Forum
Supporting People Providers Forum
Youth Action Poole
Childrens Workforce Development
Poole Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Partnership
Floating Support Forum.