B&NES Council is looking for people to provide supported lodgings for 16-21 year olds who are homeless or leaving care.
In return for providing accommodation and support to a young person, Bath & North East Somerset Council pays weekly rent and support costs starting at £160 per week. Additionally the council gives a council tax discount for B&NES residents.
Supported Lodgings Providers are fully assessed and are required to provide references and undergo health and criminal background checks. Homes are also inspected to ensure they are safe and secure.
Regular training, support and supervision is provided by an allocated Social Worker to help deal with some of the issues facing young people.
Since its launch 18 years ago, more than 300 young people have been provided with a home through the Supported Lodgings scheme in Bath and North East Somerset. Through the scheme young people rent a room in a stable family home for up to three years.
The Supported Lodging Provider helps them to learn the skills they need to live independently, from cooking and washing to managing money.
To be eligible for supported lodgings the young person will normally be in education, employment or training.
Anyone interested in becoming a Supported Lodgings Provider can obtain further information on 01225 395023 or by emailing mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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