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Catalyst - Britannia Foyer

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-25 with support needs who are either homeless or in housing need. Must have a local connection to the area.

Who we cannot help

History of arson, violence or sex offence.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Local authority or hyh

Referral procedure

Either local authority housing options team or Herts Young Homeless

Length of stay

Minimum stay


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, 2 residents per flat

Further information

Public transport

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