Elmbridge Young Person's Lodgings

The Young Persons' Lodgings service is a pilot scheme operating in Elmbridge, Surrey.

The Lodgings service supports young people, aged 16-21, into independent living by placing them into a fully assessed, safe and caring home environment.

Step by Step and our team of hosts bridge the gap between home, or being in care, and living independently in the community.

John moved into his Lodgings recently and, because he is living in his local area, he has been able to continue with his job and has already enrolled on an online course to study business. John has applied for housing benefit and is only having to pay the local housing allowance for his rent. Without this programme, it is likely that John would have had to move out of area and leave his employment and social networks.

To be considered for this type of accommodation, please contact your Youth Support Services Officer, Social Worker, or Housing Options Team.

Dawn, one of our Hosts said,"Inviting Andrew into our home was daunting, but once we had got to know each other and established some boundaries, it turned out to be one of the most rewarding things I have ever done."

To become a Host please email kelly.giles@stepbystep.org.uk or call Lisa on 07860 953 936

Supported by The Walton on Thames Charity.

Walton Charity Lodgings Leaflet 2017

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