Supported Lodgings

Help a young person find their way 

The Supported Lodgings scheme provides young people aged between 16 and 21 years old with a room in a friendly home and the support and guidance of an adult or adults living there. 

Request an information pack 
 (When completing the online form, please tick the 'youth support' box to indicate the type of fostering you are interested in. We can then ensure your enquiry goes to our Supported Lodgings team)

You can also  call us on 0800 052 0078.  We can book you on to any information sessions we have coming up or arrange for a member of our team to come and visit you at home to discuss Supported Lodgings in more detail.

We are looking for people who feel they can offer approachable, open-minded support to a young person in order to help prepare them for independence. You need to live within easy access of good public transport links and have a spare room in your home. Carers can be single, married or living with a partner. Carers may have adult children who have moved out of home, children still at home or may not have had any children of their own.

Supported Lodgings carers support young people to gain the independence skills and confidence they need as they transition to adulthood and independent living. This will include help with preparing meals, washing and budgeting as well as emotional support and guidance.

Our carers provide less intensive support and lower level of supervision compared to foster carers. This makes it possible for Supported Lodgings carers to continue paid employment alongside their caring role.

Cambridgeshire County Council provide a comprehensive support package including preparation training, ongoing support. Carers are paid £250 per week while a young person is placed with them. 

Phil

Phil, from Cambridge, is a single carer who also works full-time at a local school.
“I’ve been a Supported Lodgings carer for Cambridgeshire County Council for ten years and in this time I have enjoyed the rewards which come with seeing the difference you can make to a young person at this important stage in their lives. It can be challenging but there is lots of helpful, practical support available.”

Angel

“The supported lodging environment made the transition from foster care to care leaving so much more comfortable than I can imagine the other options offered to me would have been.  I have amazing support from the people I live with and I really feel a part of the household.”

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