Barnardo's Supported Lodgings
Supported lodgings is a valuable accommodation option available to young people transitioning from the care system to more independent living. It is family-based support within the homes of members of the community who are willing to provide a spare room to a vulnerable young person aged 16 to 21 who cannot live with their own families and who are not yet ready for independent living.
Our service recruits and trains people who can provide appropriate accommodation; this means the young person will have their own room and use of shared facilities.
Through our excellent training programme, ongoing guidance and support, we enable our providers to acquire the skills and confidence to support a young person both practically and emotionally to gain the necessary skills required to eventually live independently.
Whilst in placement, as well as providing emotional support our providers focus on offering practical support around key areas of independence; such as managing on a budget, shopping, cooking, education, social skills and being a good tenant.
Supported lodgings providers receive a payment of £149.80 per week.
If you are working with a young person who would benefit from a Supported Lodgings Placement, or are interested in becoming a Supported Lodgings Provider, please contact the service on 02476 372596 or email us at BSLmidlands@barnardos.org.uk to find out more.
If you are a young person interested in Supported Lodgings, ask your social worker or personal advisor for more information.