Step by Step featured on ITV Meridian News

  • 30 August 2018

Did you spot us on the 6pm news earlier this month? We were thrilled to be able to share a little piece of our work with the audience and shine a spotlight on our successful and growing Supported Lodgings Service.

Supported Lodgings works with generous host families that have a spare room and free time that they would like to offer to young people in need of housing and support to reach their full potential. Our Supported Lodgings service works throughout the South and at any one time, we have over 150 hosts available, some with more than one bedroom they are happy to offer to a young person.

The young people accessing this service come from a multitude of backgrounds. Some are care leavers whose foster care has come to an end, some are estranged from their families, we even have young people who are unaccompanied asylum seeking children who have endured long and treacherous journeys and are now welcomed into generous family home.

You can watch the interview here and hear from one of our long-standing hosts Mel and her story of supporting young people alongside Step by Step.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Host, you can find all the information you need and our enquiry form on our website here.