Becoming a Householder
Our Supported Lodgings services rely on ‘Householders’ who are families, couples or individuals, who rent a bedroom within their home to a young homeless person, and provide both practical and emotional support.
Young people are ‘matched’ to Householders, taking into account factors including geographical location of the home, personality types, family composition, gender etc. We are always looking for new Householders across the Supported Lodgings Services. Read an interview with Shirley, one of our current Householders here.
Type of support Householders offer:
- Practical support to develop skills like budgeting, cooking, cleaning
- Emotional support and make efforts to help a young person to feel safe and secure
- Provision of a furnished room and 2 meals a day
- Regular communication and meetings with the young person’s keyworker
Householders receive regular support and training and a weekly payment towards to the costs of accommodating the young person.
The assessment process of becoming a Householder includes DBS checks, references and an assessment with one of the Supported Lodgings’ managers.
Above: One of our Householders from Prestatyn with the young person she supports.
Our Nightstop services in North Wales and Knowsley Crash Bed service also rely on Householders to provide emergency accommodation to homeless young people. Householders in these areas will be able to discuss whether they are best suited to support this emergency provision, the longer-term placements or both.
To find out more, please contact the service in your area or complete the contact form below.
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