Supported Lodgings

Have you got a spare room at home?

You can put your spare room to good use by offering it to a young person who needs a safe and stable place to live.  Becoming a host with our supported lodgings service is a really rewarding experience and a welcome boost for your household income.

As well as earning around £138 a week, we will provide you with training and support to ensure your young lodger settles in well to your household.

The young people we work with need a place to stay for all kinds of reasons, usually because their family relationship has broken down and they can no longer remain at home. Moving into a settled, welcoming, family home means they can continue at school, work or college and stay close to friends and family to give them their best chance at reaching their full potential.

They must follow house rules while staying in your home, but we ask that you provide hands-on support to help the young person develop independent living skills while they’re under your roof, including learning how to cook, eat and live healthily, budget their money and help with the housework.

You will receive around £70 rent a week for your room plus approximately £68.50 for additional support you can offer the young person. A dedicated support worker will be on hand to help with any issues you or the young person experience, provide you with training and ensure that the experience is a total success both for you and your lodger.

All host placements are vetted to ensure health and safety, equal opportunities and safeguarding requirements are met and all members of your household to have a criminal records check.

If you have a spare room and would like to find out more about becoming a supported lodgings host please get in touch today:

Call Hayley or Sharon on 02380 616660 / 07809342125

Email us at  supportedlodgingswest@twosaints.org.uk
Email Hayley: Hayley.Territt@twosaints.org.uk
Email Sharon : Sharon.Taylor@twosaints.org.uk

We need hosts in Andover | Basingstoke | Eastleigh |

New Forest | Test Valley | Winchester

“I’ve been a host for two Saints for several years and I help my young people with life skills, helping them follow the rules of their tenancy (rules of my home). I support them to learn everyday tasks including washing, cleaning, keeping their room tidy and offer advice with registering for college or looking for work and finding dentists and doctors. 

I’m not alone, there’s always support on the end of the phone from my support worker who does an amazing job – if there’s anything my young person needs it gets sorted quickly.  I find it very rewarding being able to help, though sometimes it’s not always welcome, but if you keep trying you usually get there.

I’d recommend becoming a host” Supported Lodgings Host April 2017

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