Do you have a Spare Room?

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.

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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 receive around £140 a week in financial compensation.

Could you provide:

  • A comfortable single room? Or a double room for a parent and baby?
  • Emotional and practical support?
  • Access to a shared kitchen, bathroom and living area?

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:

  • training by experienced staff.
  • a carefully and sensitively matched placement for both you and the young person.
  • the opportunity to meet the young person before they move in.
  • structured support throughout the move in.
  • your own Step by Step support worker, as well as 24-hour help and support.
  • ongoing training, mentoring, advice and guidance.
  • monthly financial support for each young person living with you.

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

01252 346100

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