Felixstowe Young People's Services
Felixstowe YPS is a supported housing scheme in Felixstowe Suffolk.
The support is provided by Access Community Trust and landlord for the building is Flagship Homes Group. It is a building divided into 3 two-bedroom shared flats and 2 houses with 3 residents in each with shared bathroom and kitchen. Staff are based on site in Flat 2 and work between the hours of 8am and 11pm. We also have night staff who sleep on site from 11pm to 8am. (Although staff are available 24/7 they may not always be present at YPS Felixstowe Foyer.)
All flats come with separate shared kitchens and bathrooms, the kitchen is equipped with, fridge and electric cooker. Curtains and blinds are also provided. Residents at Felixstowe Foyer are not responsible for their own utility bills: water, sewerage, electric and council tax are included in the service charge (If applicable). TV licence is a personal choice and payable by the resident.
There is a personal service charge for Felixstowe YPS however if the weekly rent is not covered by Housing benefit or Social Care then the resident is expected to pay this.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Felixstowe YPS
15 Maidstone Road
- IP11 9EE
- View IP11 9EE on a map
- Area served
Each resident will be assigned a key worker when they move in who they will be expected to meet with regularly. During their key work meetings residents will create a support plan, this is a plan of achievable goals they want or need to meet whilst they are living in supported housing. Residents must work with staff to achieve these goals as well as working on our own ‘independent living skills’ programme. This programme covers things like bills and budgeting, healthy relationships, citizenship, household management skills and healthy living and can be completed one to one with staff or in group sessions.
At Felixstowe YPS we often have group cooking sessions, where we encourage residents to choose something they want to learn how to cook and then come along and join in. We also have regular house meetings where residents get to have their say on ideas for outings, fundraising, or general things that are going on at the project.
- Referral required?
- Referral and availability notes
Referrals are via HRS (Housing related support) on the East Suffolk Council website - https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/care-and-support-for-adults/how-social-care-can-help/homelessness-and-housing-support/apply-for-housing-related-support/
You can be referred, or can refer yourself.
We will look at each referral and make a decision to see if the person is suitable for the support provided at Felixstowe Foyer. If this is the case they will be accepted on to our waiting list and we will contact them to arrange an assessment interview once we have a vacancy available.
- Age Groups
- Adults, Young people
Services available to 16 - 24 Year olds
Felixstowe YPS caters for people who need a higher level of housing related support this includes support with benefits, education, training and employment, managing a tenancy and other independent living skills. We provide signposting and referrals to other services who offer support with things such as Mental Health or Substance Misuse. We do not provide personal care.
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