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There's a young person needing you

Supported Lodging gives young people the opportunity to live semi-independently in your home. Hosts could be a family, a couple, a single person, or an empty nester. The young person (aged between 16 and 21) has their own room and access to communal living space.

These young people need your support because they cannot stay at home with their families until they’re emotionally and financially ready to move out. Supported Lodging lets them develop the practical skills and emotional stability they need to live independently and reach their potential.

Hosts mentor them, for example, advising about cooking, money management, laundry, and applying for jobs. It’s all about guiding them into adulthood. As hosts, we’ll give you training, practical support and nearly £1,000 a month, as well as Council Tax exemption.

Previous youth work experience is helpful but not necessary. Some of our most successful host families don’t have this background. But all say how rewarding being a host is.

More information: (0118) 974 6204 Email: fostering@wokingham.gov.uk www.fostering.wokingham.gov.uk