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Supported lodgings for young people leaving care

We are recruiting people to give support and lodgings to young people leaving care​

Do you have the qualities we are looking for to make a real difference to a young person’s life?

We are looking for people to take on the rewarding role of supporting a young person leaving care, by providing them with a room in your home and helping them take the steps towards independent living.

You can be a family, a single parent, a couple or individual, working or not working and we welcome providers from all backgrounds, cultures and identities so we can provide supported lodgings which reflect the community as a whole. We would like providers in Yate, Kingswood, Filton, Patchway and all across South Gloucestershire.

You will have a problem solving approach, empathy and adaptability to help mentor and nurture a young person, teach them life skills, encourage them to be independent and manage boundaries with them if necessary.

You will be fully supported all the way by the Supported Lodgings Coordinator and become part of the supported lodgings team, including group get-togethers and links with other providers, full training and 1:1 supervision.

Maybe you have taken in foreign students or lodgers in the past or you are used to guiding or mentoring young people in your community, home or work.

You will need:

• a reasonable size room for a young person (16 to18yrs) which is solely for their use

• good access to the community i.e. you live near to local amenities and bus routes

• motivated to support young people and therefore the ability to be adaptable and give second chances

• to complete the training and assessment process in order to become a provider

If this sounds like a role you could throw yourself into, make the first move today. To register your interest or to find out more, please contact Esther Clarke on 01454 863498 or email Esther.Clarke@southglos.gov.uk

Please note that:
Providers will be paid a salary which includes a rent allowance and support allowance.

You will undergo a full assessment process that may take up to six months. This includes a Disclosure & Barring Service Check (formerly known as CRB) and this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (all offences will be considered).

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