Lincolnshire Leaving Care Service: Supported Lodgings

by | 18 May 2024 | Gainsborough, Local Charity

Supported Lodgings is a scheme run by charity Barnardo’s which allows vulnerable 16- to 17-year-olds, children leaving a care setting and care-experienced young people, to live in a family home environment.

The young person will pay rent for a room within the family home and will live as part of the family. The aim is to provide homes where the young people are supported to learn essential life skills as they transition to adulthood and move towards independent living.

The Supported Lodgings Providers support young people to learn essential skills such as cooking, cleaning, managing money and help to access education and employment. They are also there to provide advice and guidance at this important and formative stage in a young person’s life.

Living in a positive family environment is the best support for care-experienced young people who often do not have families of their own to support them. Young people need a safe space to be able to make mistakes, to learn how to make positive choices and to have positive role models to support them in their decision making.

As a Supported Lodgings Provider, you would receive support, advice training and guidance including monthly supervision.

There would need to be a complete assessment of yourself and a Home Safety assessment. You would also be required to complete a DBS, references and health checks.

In addition to the rent paid by the young person, there is a payment for this role and if this is something you are interested in and would like more information on, please contact Sally Robinson 07834 006487 or Paula Burgess on 07899 066674.