Housing for young people

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our housing teams across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire deliver face to face contact with tenants while adhering to social distancing in line with current government guidelines. 


 

Foyer Housing Service

There are many reasons why a young person may need a safe home along with individualised support to make changes from what may have been a chaotic, possibly troubled life towards a positive and productive future.

We listen and respond to the hopes and aspirations of young people as they make the universal transition from adolescence to adulthood.

We are here to meet the needs of people as they move towards social and economic independence. For young people living in our supported accommodation this will involve learning, with support, to gain skills to be able to manage their own home and work towards becoming employed. Young people will develop an action plan which will help them to improve understanding of themselves, where they are now and how to work towards where they want to be.

Working in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils we provide supported tenancies for young people aged 16 – 25 across 5 sites; Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Stonehaven and Inverurie working with up to 51 tenants at any one time. 

We have high quality self-contained furnished accommodation available to let to people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and require support.

Since the first accommodation site opened in 1998, the Foyer has housed and supported hundreds of young people, including single parents, care leavers, ex-offenders, those who have or have had drug/alcohol problems, learning difficulties or mental health issues.

How to find out about our supported accommodation

ABERDEEN CITY

Referral to the Foyer's supported accommodation in Aberdeen City is through the Aberdeen City Council Housing Advice Service.  Their number is 0800 917 6379(24 hours)


 

ABERDEENSHIRE

Accommodation available at Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Stonehaven and Inverurie.

Referral to the Foyer’s supported accommodation in Aberdeenshire is through the Homelessness Service of Aberdeenshire Council. The number is 03456 08 12 03.

Housing First Partnership

Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Housing First Consortium

Housing First is an evidence-based approach to successfully supporting homeless people with high needs and histories of entrenched or repeat homelessness to live in their own homes. 

Housing First in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire consists of five partnership organisations, these are Aberdeen Cyrenians, Aberdeen Foyer, Turing Point Scotland, Aberdeen City Council and  Aberdeenshire Council.  The five partners are working together to  maintain effective pathways to ensure those suffering from cyclical homelessness and multiple complex needs receive the housing and support required to live and integrate successfully within our and their local communities.

Click here to read more about Housing First

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