Frankham Projects appointed at Russell House

22nd October 2020

Frankham Projects have been appointed to revise a previously consented planning application at Russell House in Chatham.

The planning application granted consent for the conversion of the derelict former sheltered accommodation block into a much needed ‘Foyer’ facility for young people which would provide accommodation, teaching and learning facilities, functional office areas and a large common room with cooking kitchen. Following local feedback, the new application will seek to re-instate a new public right of way through the site whilst maintaining a secure environment for the residents.

Foyers provide secure supported housing to young people aged between 16-25. They provide opportunities for personal development and other services that enable young people to reconnect with learning, increase their employability, improve their health and wellbeing, and develop leadership potential.

Each Foyer has, on average, 30-40 beds, though some are much bigger and some smaller. Some are independent, and others are owned by housing associations like MHS. The offer and referral criteria from each Foyer might differ depending on its location, size and parent organisation. What links them all together is their commitment to the Foyer model and Advantaged Thinking.