Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 in housing need. No local connection required. Applicants must be "committed to personal development" and willing to engage in employment, education or training.
Who we cannot help
No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.
- Minimum age accepted: 16
- Maximum age accepted: 25
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many come from Housing Options, local colleges, Connexions, Social Services, Probation, Youth Offending team, etc.
Write, phone or call in preferably Mon-Fri 8am-8pm for an application form. You will be required to complete 2 interviews including training needs assessment. Ravenhead Foyer requires you to provide 2 forms of ID (one needs to include a photo if possible), proof of income (Active benefit claim, college bursary or wages) and 2 references (cannot be from friends or family). Care plans requested in applicable cases.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 3 months
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
11 full time, 2 part time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system (11 residents per keyworker) with fortnightly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Support offered with basic skills and life skills, health, preparation for work and personal development. Level of support can be adjusted to meet residents' specific needs.
Rooms and charges
£4.46-£6.08pw required from residents receiving benefits.
- Flats: 26
- Bedsits: 6
- Total spaces: 32
- Furnishings: Flats and bedsits fully furnished, utensils provided.
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- Disabled facilities: 1 flat accessible for wheelchair user with adapted kitchen and shower room.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Compulsory keywork system. No alcohol or smoking allowed in communal areas. Licence agreement.
Between 4pm-midnight Sun-Thurs, 4pm-2am Fri-Sat. Maximum 3 overnight guests per resident per week.
St Helens train station - 10 minute walk.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Ravenhead Foyer and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice.