Housing for young people
Our housing teams across Aberdeenshire continue to deliver support remotely for young people who are our tenants across each location. Face to face contact with tenants can take place but only in emergency circumstances adhering to social distancing.
At Trinity Court in the City we have a skeleton team of 2 staff on site and others are working from home to provide remote support to all tenants. Face to face contact with tenants is only in emergency circumstances while adhering to social distancing, no access to tenants’ flats.
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
Accommodation available at Trinity Court, Crown Street
Referral to the Foyer’s supported accommodation in Aberdeen is through the Housing Access Service at Aberdeen City Council.
To qualify to be referred you must first go to Marischal College Customer Service Centre, Broad Street, Aberdeen and ask to speak to someone in the Housing Access Service who will then advise you.
The Housing Access Service Out of Hours Helpline can be contacted on 01224 620610. A Standby Officer will get in touch with you, provide advice and assistance and arrange temporary accommodation as required. The Out of Hours Emergency Service operates from 4.45 pm to 8.30 am Monday to Friday. During weekends and public holidays there is a 24-hour service.
Marischal College Opening Hours
Monday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
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.
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.