Support a young person to make the transition from care to independent living

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Could you offer a home to a young care leaver?

Carolina House Trust’s Supported Lodgings service is a stepping stone for young people who do not yet have the skills to live independently. Care leavers between the ages of 16 and 25 benefit from a family based placement and are supported to develop social, practical and other life skills.

If you are over 21 and have a spare room, we are keen to hear from you. We welcome applications from families, couples or single people from diverse backgrounds and you don’t need to own your own home to apply. Your personal qualities are as important to us as your age, experience or qualifications.  Supporting young people is rewarding but you will need time, patience and commitment.

Supported lodgings carers receive a benefits package including:

  • A weekly fee
  • 24-hour high quality, professional support helpline
  • Allocation of your own supervising social worker
  • An ongoing comprehensive training programme
  • 2 weeks’ holiday allowance per year
  • Regular local support groups

Supported lodgings carers can continue in employment and do not need to be at home full-time.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a supported lodgings carers, please email info@carolina.org.uk or call 01382 561279.

Alternatively, you can visit their website www.carolinahousetrust.org.uk

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