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Catalyst - Britannia Foyer

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. Young single parents. Must have a local connection to Broxbourne.

Who we cannot help

History of arson, violence or sex offence.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from any agency. All referrals must go through Broxbourne Housing Needs section.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Unless going to private rent or be housed by referrer, all applications need to be completed by Housing Needs and prospective resident prior to interview. Require proof of ID.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Staffed 24 hrs, 2 full time and 6 part time staff, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (average 4 residents per key worker), with weekly-monthly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff provide support around life skills, budgeting, drug and health awareness, and help with accessing education, training and employment. There is one crash pad room where homeless residents age 16 to 18 are referred by Herts Young Homeless and funded by HCC

Total spaces



Shared kitchen and hallway between 2 residents per flat

Further information

Public transport

Waltham Cross train station - 5 minutes walk. Bus station 10 minute walk