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Swan House and Dove Cott House achieve top rating for supporting young people

15th January 2024

Sanctuary Supported Living

 A group of young people smiling and chatting

Swan House and Dove Cott House are celebrating the results of the Foyer Federation's report

Two supported housing services for young people have been recognised for their excellence in supporting their customers to achieve their potential.

Swan House and Dove Cott House, located in Basildon, Essex, are supported housing foyers run by Swan Care and Suppport, which is part of Sanctuary Supported Living. Both services are accredited by the Foyer Federation, and provide accommodation and support for young people aged 18 to 24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Foyer Federation is a national charity that works with foyers and other youth organisations across the UK to transform the lives of young people. The Federation has rated both of Sanctuary Supported Living’s foyers as 'operationally strong and strategically secure', as part of its FOR Youth quality development and accreditation programme.

"We are so pleased with the results of the Foyer Federation’s report."

Shani Levy, Head of Service (Swan)

FOR Youth is the Foyer Federation’s nationally recognised quality development and accreditation programme, which provides guidance and encourages foyer services like Swan House and Dove Cott House to achieve excellence.

Shani Levy, Head of Service (Swan), said: "We are so pleased with the results of the Foyer Federation’s report. This rating is the highest possible, and it shows the dedication and commitment of our teams to invest in the potential of the young people we support, and help them to develop their skills, confidence and aspirations.”

She added: "We aim to offer much more than just accommodation. Our staff provide a supportive environment where residents can access education, training, employment and other opportunities for personal development. We are all proud that our work helps to improve the lives of young people every day."

To find out more about life with Sanctuary Supported Living, read about the support we offer for young people, see our latest news, or find a service near you.

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