Introduction to the Education First Youth Foyer Practice Framework

This Practice Framework was developed by a Service Development Team led by Hanover Welfare Services [now Launch Housing after a merger with HomeGround Services] and the Brotherhood of St Laurence in collaboration with Melbourne Rotary, Kangan Institute and Holmesglen Institute.

The Framework outlines the Model and the Open Talent (OT) approach being used in the three Victorian Education First Youth (EFY) Foyers. The OT approach was first developed by Colin Falconer of the UK Foyer Federation, the major international partner organisation in the development of this framework.

Designed for practitioners, educators and others working in this field, including government and non-government agencies, this Framework is intended as an implementation tool for the three [current] Victorian EFY Foyers. These are situated at the TAFE (Technical and Further Education) campuses of Holmesglen Institute in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley, at Kangan Institute in the northern suburb of Broadmeadows, and at GOTAFE Shepparton in central Victoria.

The EFY Foyer Evaluation will measure the effectiveness of the integrated Model of supported student accommodation in achieving sustainable education, employment and housing outcomes for young people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Designed for practitioners, educators and others working in this field, including government and non-government agencies, this Framework is intended as an implementation tool for the Victorian EFY Foyers.

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