Supported lodgings for young people

Looking for lodgings for young people in the city

Do you live within a 25 mile radius of Brighton or Hove? Could you make a difference to a young person’s life in your own home?

Supported Lodgings is an accommodation scheme run by the Local Authority for young people leaving care aged 16 to 21. Many young people have lived in foster care or children’s homes and are not ready to live on their own yet.

Supported Lodgings carers provide an opportunity for young people to live in the home of someone who will help them develop the practical skills and emotional maturity they need to move on to independent living.

All you need is a spare room in your safe and supportive family home and the time to teach simple skills to a young person. Everybody is different, but they may need help with:

  • getting into education, training or work
  • managing money, shopping
  • learning to cook and do housework
  • attending appointments
  • building confidence
  • advice with relationships

We know that a Supported Lodgings Placement can make a huge difference to the life of a vulnerable young person. You will benefit from round-the-clock assistance, a dedicated key worker, comprehensive training and a generous allowance.

Learn more about becoming a Supported Lodgings carer for Brighton & Hove City Council.

You can meet the team and speak with experienced Supported Lodgings Carers at upcoming information events, or call 01273 295444 to find out more