The Foyers Exterior
The Foyers Lounge
Part of the Raglan Housing Association we have 50 furnished bedsits for young people in need of accommodation and support to help them gain the skills they need to move on into independent living. The accommodation provided is self-contained, some with shared kitchen and bathroom.
Who Can Apply?
Any young person between the ages of 16 and 25 who has a local connection with East Dorset, North Dorset, Poole or Purbeck. Applications will be considered in line with the current Raglan Housing Association Equal Opportunities Policy.
How To Apply
All referrals are taken by the Borough of Poole Supported Accommodation Service
Borough of Poole Supported Accommodation Service,
Housing and Community Services
Civic Centre, Poole,
To find out more about the Supported Accommodation Service and to make an application online click here
One of our beach trips
Brenscombe Support Exercise
Information, Advice & Guidance is given to all clients that use/enquire about our services and facilities.
All our residents have a personal keyworker who supports them through their time at the foyer. They are there to talk to about any ussues and give advice and guidance.
We are extremely lucky to be part of a huge network of organisations that seek to create a comprehensive service to young people. In partnership with the Quay Advice Centre information on local services and facilities is immediately accessible enabling a fully rounded advice service.
One of our ongoing projects, 'Cooking with Kira' has been a huge success at the foyer where residents get together, decide what dish they would like to try, budget, shop for ingredients, cook and then eat the final product!
The ingredients for the session are currently provided by the Healthy Living Project (Foyer Federation and Big Lottery) and there have been many happy and full people around!
Our Community Learning Centre (CLC)
Nigel & Dorothy at a Silver Surfer Session
Training & The Community Learning Centre.
Many of our clients have chaotic lifestyles and find it difficult to establish and sustain positive and productive foundations, personally and within the community. Often needing support emotionally they risk falling into persistent and enduring problems: poor mental health, long term unemployment and offending behaviour.
Our training department provide activities that promote:
Previous projects have shown clients benefit from activities that develop relationships with others and build confidence. Those of our clients who suffer from anxiety/depression have been more successful in an environment they have come to trust so we prefer to deliver courses such as Maths and English at our centre, helping them build their confidence before referring them to external organisations.
Clients are encouraged to utilise new knowledge and skills to benefit: themselves, their family, social groups, colleagues, community.
To provide these far reaching benefits our training department is reliant on funding for its staff and provision of activities. We are continually looking for funding to ensure that we always have learning opportunities available for our young people. If you can help look at our How You Can Help section.
Courses, Workshops, Past or Present
The Foyer Football Team
We're always looking for activities that will interest our people and hold focus groups and run questionnaires to find out what's wanted. Feedback has resulted in the following
To find out up to date information on Foyer trips and sports
Visit The Resident Homepage