Supported Lodgings Scheme

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Giving young people a stepping stone to independence

Do you have a spare room? Can you help a young person take the next step towards independence?
As a Supported Lodgings provider, you will receive a generous weekly allowance and get support and advice every step of the way.

The Supported Lodgings Scheme is an accommodation scheme for young people aged 16 plus who are unable to live at home but are not ready to live independently. It aims to provide young people with additional options for accommodation. This can include emergency accommodation when there is the chance of homelessness or planned long-term accommodation.

You will need to provide a young person with practical and emotional assistance in the safety and security of a family environment. You are expected to provide a separate bedroom, meals, access to a bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities.

In return you will receive a financial incentive (2019 weekly allowance, £271.62), training and support from the Supported Lodgings team, and a role with meaning and purpose like no other. If you are accepted onto the scheme, your details will form a register of householders who can provide suitable accommodation for young people who do not have a home of their own.

You may:

  • Be single, married or divorced
  • Be in a single-sex relationship
  • Have a disability
  • Be renting or owning your own home
  • Be a parent with your own children or not
  • Have full-time employment or be at home.

You will be assessed on a individual basis and there is no upper age limit, as long as you are fit and healthy.

If you have a spare room and would like the opportunity to help a young person make the first step towards independence, consider making an application. Contact the Children's Fostering and Carers' Team for an informal chat in the first instance.

Address: Queensway House, West Precinct, Billingham TS23 2NL

Telephone: 01642 527858

Email: [email protected] 


More information

Guide to Supported Lodgings – giving young people a stepping stone to independence

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