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Providing a temporary home to care leavers

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Published: 23/10/2013


As part of our supported lodgings scheme, we are on the look out for families, single parents, couples or individuals from all backgrounds, cultures and identities to provide supported, temporary accommodation for care leavers aged 16 to 18. You would need to provide them with a room in your home and help mentor them to take the first steps towards independent living.

Cllr Ian Blair, Chair of Children & Young People Committee, said: “We have a duty of care to find appropriate accommodation for young people when they leave the care of the local authority. Some of these young adults may have suffered some sort of trauma at an early age and without the security of a loving home to return to, they may find themselves with nowhere to turn.

“So if you could offer a second chance to a young person and help mentor and nurture them, teach them invaluable life skills, encourage them to be independent and boost their confidence, then our supported lodgings team would like to hear from you.”

We are ideally looking for people who live near community facilities with good transport links.

You will receive full training from our supported lodgings coordinator, have the opportunity to meet other carers in similar roles and you will also be paid a weekly allowance of £155.

Contact Esther Clarke on 01454 863498 or email esther.clarke@southglos.gov.uk

For more information visit our website www.southglos.gov.uk/supportedlodgings

Further details on the national campaign are available at www.thecareleaversfoundation.org/


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