Bridging the gap to independent living
What is supported lodgings?
Supported lodging is a way of providing young people aged 16 to 21 with a form of independent living within a safe, secure family environment.
Many of the young people needing supported lodgings have been in foster care and need support to help prepare them for living on their own. Supported lodgings acts as a stepping stone for young people to acquire the necessary skills needed to make the transition from childhood (dependence) to adulthood (independence). We also provide supported lodging for 16-17-year-old vulnerable young people in need.
Supported lodgings provides accommodation and supports the young person to acquire the necessary skills needed to make the transition from childhood to adulthood; skills such as budgeting, cooking, household tasks, and education and employment.
Supported lodging providers come from all walks of life and backgrounds. It doesn’t matter if you are married, single or living as a couple. You do not need to own your own house and you could be in full time employment and still provide supported lodgings.
We are looking for people who:
- Have a spare room.
- Enjoy working with teenagers.
- Are willing to provide a young person with some practical and emotional support.
- Are caring and understanding.
Ongoing support is provided for both you and the young person, including regular supervision and contact with an allocated social worker. Training will also be provided.
In addition, the young person will also have a personal advisor to help and support them throughout their time with you.Close
Providers are paid an allowance of £180 each week in return for the accommodation and support they give to a young person.
Register your interest in supported lodgings
If you think you could provide a safe, secure family environment for a young person, please contact us. We will talk to you in more detail about how it works.
As you would expect, we carry out a number of interviews and references checks, including police checks, on prospective supported lodgings carers.
You can contact us in the following ways: