Swan House Foyer
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-24. Applicants must have a local connection to Basildon and be willing to engage in life skills, and actively engage in acquiring education, training or employment.
Who we cannot help
Arsonists, Schedule 1 offenders, people with a history of violence. Drug users not involved in a planned treatment programme.
- Minimum age accepted: 16
- Maximum age accepted: 24
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from named local statutory and voluntary agencies, including Basildon District Council, Social Services, Probation Service and Basildon Community Drug and Alcohol Service.
Phone Swan Housing and ask to be put through to the Foyer. Application form completed by applicant and referring agency. Interview. Require proof of ID and may require additional background information.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 6 months
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
Staff available 9am-10pm daily, waking night cover and emergency on-call system. Keywork system with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Residents are required to attend life skills sessions. Staff help with independent living skills, accessing training, seeking employment and liaison with external agencies.
Rooms and charges
Approx £5pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Flat: 15
- Total spaces: 15
- Furnishings: Flats equipped with basic furniture.
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- Disabled facilities: 1 flat has wheelchair access.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Residents must attend life skills training. No alcohol or smoking allowed in communal areas. Licence agreement.
With staff permission. Can stay overnight with staff permission.
Basildon train station - 20 minutes walk. Bus 5 - bus stop 3 mins walk.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Swan House 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.