Young people often need support with becoming independent. Especially those people who have lived in care or have been homeless. Supported lodgings provide a safe place for them to become confident and learn about living as an adult. If you have a real interest in helping young people then we would love to hear from you. Get in touch and give a young person the start in life they deserve.

What are supported lodgings?

Supported lodgings help young people learn the life skills that move them into being an adult, including:

  • Assisting with practical home skills
  • Confidence building, citizenship and interpersonal skills
  • Obtaining further education, apprenticeships or work experience
  • Hobbies and leisure activities
  • Advocating on behalf of a young person
  • Supporting a young person to manage their own health
  • Budgeting - in preparation for independent living

Just like fostering, we welcome applications from the whole community. Your sexuality, marital status or culture will not affect your application at all.

You could be a supported lodgings provider if:

  • You are over 21 (there is no upper age limit)
  • You have some experience of children and/or young people
  • You are single, married or living with a partner of either gender
  • You have a healthy lifestyle
  • You can still do it if you do or don't have children of your own, your life experiences and skills are important
  • You can continue to work at the same time
  • You need a spare room (you don't need to own your home)
  • Make a change to young person and yourself

Inspiring young people and helping them become adults is a highly rewarding challenge. It's also one we would not expect you to do alone or for free.

We offer:

  • A reliable and competitive fee plus other benefits
  • An excellent programme of local workshops, training and fantastic career development
  • Your own social worker
  • Monthly local support groups
  • 24 hour support
  • Membership to the Fostering Network and a 'Buddy' scheme linking you to local experienced carers
  • And so much more