Step by Step’s Supported Lodgings service helps young people, aged 16-21, into independent living by offering lodgings in a fully assessed, safe and caring home environment. Supported Lodgings prevents homelessness in Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Surrey and Dorset.
Let your spare room to a young person facing homelessness
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 financially compensated.
Could you provide:
We are looking for Hosts in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Dorset, so get in touch today. You could help a young person turn their lives around.
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?
We will support you every step of the way by providing:
Contact our Supported Lodgings team to find out more