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We hope to make this process as smooth as possible for all involved, ensuring young people are placed in the correct service and receive the appropriate level of support to meet their individual needs.


When considering referrals, will always prioritise meeting both the needs of the young person referred and of those already in placement. 


We will make every effort to appropriately match any young person to the most suitable placement. All referrals will be managed in such a way as to ensure minimal disruption to the young person referred, the young people already in placement, staff and the general running of the home.


In order for us to make an informed decision, we ask that local authorities send a comprehensive referral to our placements team, highlighting the young person’s behaviours, needs and background history.


Our placements team will review the information and liaise with the home manager as to whether a placement can be offered. We will always be mindful of a young person’s cultural, religious, communication, and dietary requirements.

The young people we provide accommodation for and support have varying needs which may include:

  • Autistic spectrum disorder

  • Attention deficit disorder

  • Mental health issues

  • Self-harming behaviours

  • Challenging behaviour

  • Moderate learning disabilities

  • Gang involvement

  • Criminal behaviour

  • Attachment disorders

  • Low level sexualised behaviour

  • Drug and alcohol abuse

For referrals please fill in our dedicated form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Age range, gender and numbers of young people


Young people at Audax Foundations can be aged between 16 and 24 years old, though there are those engaged in higher education who may stay on longer with the consent from the placing authority.


Audax Foundations accommodates both young men and young women.It is important to note, however, that places cannot be offered on the basis of gender. It is therefore unlikely that there will be an equal ratio of young women and young men.


Special Needs

As a general rule, Audax Foundations is not specially developed to accommodate disabled young people.


There may, however, with access to the appropriate premises be occasions when a young person with mild learning and/or physical disabilities is placed at Audax Foundations.


In such circumstances, specialist care and support to meet the young person’s particular needs would be arranged prior to admission and monitored through the reviewing processes already in place.

Location & Amenities

Audax Foundations are based in Canterbury, Kent providing excellent transport links with two mainline stations and access to a national bus service from the town centre both within a 10-minute walk of the home.


There are several local colleges within easy walking distance and young people are supported to access education as independently as possible.


Canterbury’s hospital and minor injuries unit is situated on the outskirts of the city centre and is easily accessible from all homes.


There is also a large range of activities promoted via access to the local sports and leisure centres where young people can develop their own interests and hobbies.

Canterbury has a population of around 150,000 and has a thriving town centre, with leading high street retailers, a cinema and plenty of unique cafes.


The city centre is a popular tourist attraction and is famous for its cathedral plus two well-known theatres.


Most main denominations and their respective places of worship are within easy access of all homes.

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