Supported Lodgings is an example of a “community hosting” model, as vulnerable young people are given safe, secure accommodation in a supportive home environment as a lodger. The householder is called a Supported Lodgings “provider”.
The young person will have their own private room as well as access to communal areas, such as the kitchen and bathroom.
Supported Lodgings services offer homeless young people a stepping stone until they acquire the skills they need to live independently. This is achieved via staff and the provider working together in partnership to delivering a package of support that meets the individual’s needs.
This will include: helping them to develop the necessary practical and emotional skills in a secure and stable environment; encouraging participation in education, training and employment; involving other agencies as appropriate; and working towards longer-term accommodation.
“The daily support from my host has really helped me after being homeless. Having someone to talk to daily and support me has helped me turn my life around.”
We are actively recruiting for Supported Lodgings hosts in the London Borough of Lambeth, Oldham and Cheshire and Cheshire West.