Supported lodgings is a scheme set up by us to provide housing within people's homes for vulnerable young people aged 16+ and those leaving care. The length of stay can vary from short to longer periods up to two years.
Some young people are not able to live at home and would benefit from developing their independence whilst living with a responsible adult in the safety and security of their home.
We are looking for carers from all kinds of backgrounds. You can be:
We require carers to be over 21 years but there is no upper age limit, as long as you are fit and healthy.
Extensive references are required for all prospective supported lodgings providers, including police checks. Only certain serious criminal convictions will automatically disqualify you.
Supported lodgings are not regarded as providing a substantive family to the young person, but rather a way of providing practical and emotional assistance to help them develop independence skills so that they can eventually live on their own.
You are expected to provide a key to your home, a room , access to a bathroom, kitchen, laundry facilities and support to develop independent living skills.
We will work with the young person and their workers to make alternative accommodation arrangements for the young person whilst you are away.
We would prefer that you don't smoke, but if you do then we would expect that you would try to discourage a young person from smoking and not allow anyone under the age of 18 to smoke in your home.
All enquiries are considered on an individual basis. However, as long as your health concerns are not life threatening and our medical advisors consider that they will not impact on your capacity to be an effective supported lodgings carer, then we will be happy to consider your application.
Interested? If you are interested in becoming a supported lodgings provider please contact us.