Leaving home for the first time can be a bit scary, especially if your move wasn’t planned. We can help if you’re:
- aged 16 to 24
- having difficulties at home and think you may have to leave
- in need of support to move to living on your own or to maintain a tenancy.
We can help you to find a home and give you support to move your life on positively. We won’t judge you. We’ll help you to recognise and build your skills and strengths, and work on areas where you might need a bit of help.
Through our Foyer services in Bristol and Yeovil we'll work with you to get you into education, training and employment. We focus on your strengths and help you develop your talents so you can achieve your goals and aspirations. We offer a number of apprenticeships, media and music projects at our Foyers.
See what services we offer in your area:
Our one stop shop in Yeovil, known as our P2i Hub, is where you can find out about all housing related support services for young people in South Somerset. The Hub is at the Yeovil Foyer, Peter Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PN and the phone number is 01935 429826.
We can chat to you about what you need and offer you:
- Accommodation with an emergency host family. Find out more about this here
- Mediation with your family to work out a way you can stay at home, if this is what you want and it’s safe
- Supported housing in Yeovil at one of our housing projects
You’ll have your own room and shared living space, and there’ll be support staff on site to help you achieve your goals
- Floating support in our of our flats or shared houses, where someone will meet you regularly to help you with any problems and build your skills and independence
- Education and training to help build your skills and confidence to live independently and help you get into work
- Help to find work or volunteering opportunities.
Our Bristol Foyer is in the centre of the city and could be just right for you. Staff are there 24 hours a day, seven days a week so there’s always someone on hand to help. We also have emergency crash pads here, so if you need a safe bed for the night in an emergency this might be an option.
Living at the Bristol Foyer, you’ll be supported by staff from 1625 Independent People, and you’ll be offered training opportunities to help build your confidence and skills.
If you want to be the next big thing in music or the media, you’ll love our fully equipped media suite where you can learn a range of music and film making skills. Have a look at some films other young people have made, click the Youtube link top left of the page.
Supported living in individual flats
We have a number of individual flats for young people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Some of them are for single young parents who have a child under the age of one, or are pregnant.The housing and support here is temporary.
We want to help you increase your knowledge, skills and confidence so you can manage a home on your own. With this in mind, you’ll only live in one of these flats and receive our support for a maximum of two years.
To apply, get in touch with South Gloucestershire Council on 01454 865543 or click here to complete their application form.
You also need to be registered on Bristol City Council’s Housing Support Register. To find out how to register, please get in touch or click the following link to visit Bristol City Council’s website.
If you think you’ll need quite a lot of support to live independently when you first leave home, you might be interested in our large shared house in Weston,
You‘ll live with six other young people and have a support worker. They’ll support you to develop skills like money management, cooking, doing your laundry, shopping and accessing benefits. They’ll also help you with your education, employment and training goals.
Staff sleep in, so there’s always someone there to offer support. Our goal is to help you develop skills and confidence to move on to live on your own. You’ll always be welcome back for a catch up and a cuppa though!
We also have 25 individual one bed homes in Weston if you need less support. A support worker will call in regularly to make sure you’re doing ok and help you to make use of all the services and activities that are going on in your local community.
If you want to apply for a home and support with us in Weston please talk to:
- North Somerset Council's Housing Advice Team
- Social Services
- Youth Offending Team at North Somerset Council
- Any other professional who’s supporting you.
Or you can give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
We're funded to deliver a range of employability and education programmes and our staff are trained to a high standard to deliver quality services.
There's also lots of useful information in the Supported housing section of our leaflet rack.