Supported Lodgings is a scheme that offers young people accommodation and support as a stepping stone between being in care and independence. This allows the young person to continue to develop their skills in a supportive and understanding environment. The Supported Lodgings scheme is part of Break’s services which strive to change young lives across East Anglia
The aims of the Supported Lodgings Service
- To support individuals or families who wish to accommodate young people leaving care and help them develop the life skills they need to become independent young adults
- To offer young people aged 16 and over a bridge between care and independent living
- To offer young people who are eligible to access the scheme a safe, secure environment so that they can continue to work/learn without being obliged to live independently before they are ready
What is required?
We are looking for hosts in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to support our young people.
The young person will need their own room with a bed and storage for their possessions. They will also need access to kitchen and bathroom, and a living area, though these can be shared with other members of the household.
The young person should feel “at home” in the accommodation, and should be able to invite friends/family at reasonable times and by agreement with you. The Host must provide the young person with his or her own front door key as part of their learning to be independent.
You will receive a weekly amount, below the current tax free rental income limit.
The young person staying with you will also pay £10.00 per week towards food and bills.
We cannot guarantee placements, so it may not be appropriate to rely on income from the provision of accommodation.
to register your interest via email!