Supported Lodgings Host - South Gloucestershire

We are looking for people across South Gloucestershire, who have a spare bedroom, to become host families for 16-25 year olds who are studying or working and who need somewhere to stay before moving into independent living.

What is Supported Lodgings? 
Supported Lodgings is a fantastic next step for young people who are nearly ready to live fully independently but need a helping hand first.  When someone offers a young person a room, it provides a supportive home environment in which they can learn and grow.  

Leaving care or a service can be difficult and disorientating – we believe when our young people know what it feels like to belong and be valued, they have the stability to thrive. As a host family, you would play a huge part in supporting a young person to feel valued by providing them with a bedroom for 6-24 months and helping them to feel a part of your household whilst they gain the skills they need to move into their own accommodation.

The Young Person:

  • Aged 16-25 years old
  • They are in education, employment or training
  • Low support needs but may need help learning soft skills like cooking, budgeting, cleaning and shopping
  • Need compassion and understanding – they have been on a long journey! 

The Host:

  • We encourage a variety of people to apply
  • We love hosts who are kind and have a passion for young people
  • You can provide a room in your house to be the young person's bedroom
  • You are not the young person’s only support, we will continue to provide support and social workers, or personal advisors remain involved
  • You will receive full training to become a host and be supported by our Supported Lodgings Coordinator on every step of your journey
  • Supported Lodgings is a great first step for people who are considering becoming foster carers. We have supported several hosts to make the move into fostering with relevant training and references
  • Costs are covered with a £175 per week payment for every week there is a young person in your property

Who we are
Supported Lodgings is project run by 1625 Independent People in South Gloucestershire. We support young people across the region to reboot their lives and move to independence.

How to Apply: 
Please click here to download the application form for this role. To apply for this role, please fill out this application form, and email it to [email protected].

Alternatively, you can apply on our Volunteering webpage, here.

If you want to know more, please visit our website to apply directly. The website also has  more info about what hosting is like and what we expect from our hosts and young people.  Alternatively please email Duncan, our Supported Lodgings Coordinator for an informal chat: [email protected]

Equal opportunities for everyone
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers and encourage applications. 

As an organisation who safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. We comply fully with the DBS code of practice and undertake to treat all applications for positions fairly. For successful candidates with a criminal record, a risk assessment process will take place with the recruiting manager.  

We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. 

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.