Our Supported Lodgings service helps homeless young people, aged 16-21, into independent living by offering lodgings in a fully assessed, safe and caring home environment. We are looking for Hosts in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Dorset. You could help a young person turn their life around.
Click Apply Today if you think you can help, or call 01252 346100.
Young people find themselves homeless for many reasons, from escaping abuse to leaving care. Our Hosts offer a safe and supported place to live, from which a young person can work towards independent living. Hosts are fully trained, supported and receive around £140 a week in financial compensation.
Could you provide:
I find it a privilege to be able to welcome and look after an individual who has had to flee their home, family and friends due to circumstances most of us find hard to imagine.
Val, Supported Lodgings Host
I can only imagine what it’s like for those not as fortunate as me. I wanted to provide a place that was safe and loving.
Laurence, Supported Lodgings Host
It has been an interesting experience meeting young people of different backgrounds. We have had support and training along the way from Step by Step and have found it very rewarding.
Jane, Supported Lodgings Host
Young people who have been in care or have been forced to leave home due to family problems often find themselves homeless and struggling to cope alone. Many lack the confidence and basic skills to live independently. Without the support of a family, the experience can be truly traumatic.
Through our Supported Lodgings placements, 95% of young people are able to progress positively in their lives.
We need Hosts from all walks of life.
Are you a good listener, non-judgemental, and caring? Could you develop a young person’s confidence, improve their everyday life skills, and support them to be more independent? Do you enjoy the company of young people, like taking on rewarding challenges, and want to make a difference in people’s lives?
Although Hosts are not employed by Step by Step, they will receive expenses payments of around £140 a week.
We will support you every step of the way by providing:
We also provide Supported Lodgings to young people aged 16 to 18 who are seeking asylum. These young people are often fleeing war or persecution and are separated from their families.
We are currently recruiting for our bespoke UASC service. We would love to hear from you if you want to support young people with nowhere else to turn.
If you are interested, please contact Jayne Lillis on 07515 051888, or Rachel Myles on 07936 948031
Contact our Supported Lodgings team to find out more
Like many young people leaving the care system, Harry suddenly found himself on his own and with nowhere to go. He was homeless at 19 years old when he was referred to our Supported Lodgings service.Read more