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Riverside - Cambridge Youth Foyer

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people aged 16-25 with varied support needs. Applicants must have a local connection to Cambridge and be motivated to engage in training, employment or education.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists. People with a history of long term substance misuse, violence or criminal activity.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Housing Advice Team, Cambridge City Council. Do not accept referrals from other agencies or self referrals.

Referral procedure

Ring Cambridge City Council Housing Advice Team office hours only. Joint referral form to be filled out. Interview to be attended and risk assessment to be within parameters of acceptability. Additional information may be requested for those with complex needs.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

9 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. 1 Housing & Support Team Leader 3 Support Workers 3 Project Assistants 2 Night Support Assistants Compulsory keywork system (10 residents per key worker) with meetings held at least every 2 weeks. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed regularly. Staff offer support around life skills and wellbeing, budgeting, health, cultural issues, education, employment and training and liaising with outside support agencies.

Total spaces



18 single ensuite rooms with shared kitchens in shared accommodation, plus 2 emergency bed spaces. 10 single self-contained flats

Further information

Public transport

Cambridge train and bus station - 10 mins walk.