Coventry Foyer joins Midland Heart family
An open day attended by Lord Mayor Councillor Gary Crookes and other guests has been held at Coventry Foyer to mark its addition to housing and care organisation Midland Heart.
The service, based in the City Centre, is home to 63 young people aged between 16 and 24 years old offering help and support at an often chaotic time in their lives.
The open day, held in February, was an opportunity to advertise the service, engage with local young people and link to various other services.
The day included information and tours of the Foyer, details on other local services that work with young people and a chance to update neighbours on what is happening at the Foyer.
Coventry Foyer is a warm and friendly service under the leadership of Chief Executive Tracy Jones who said "Very often the young people have led turbulent lifestyles so we give them the space to feel comfortable and relaxed to help them change patterns of behaviour. We often have been the only real stability in their lives. It's great to hear them say, "Now I can appreciate what you've done for me, it was what I needed at the time!"
The event was well attended by a range of organisations which included the local food bank; training agencies; Sexual Health services; and The Princes Trust.
It was an opportunity to network with other services, all with links to young people and to signpost young people to these services.
A young person who attended the open day said "I really enjoyed finding out about what Coventry Foyer has to offer. I had no idea there was so much help available".