Rewarding ways to help others and earn money too!

Published Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Are you a caring person with a spare room?

If so, read on and see what you might be able to do to support someone who needs help most.

There’s training, support, and a good income to be earned so why not get in touch and find out more about Bromley’s schemes for children and adults who need a little care, love and attention from someone like you.

Fostering 

We have children who need your care to face the future with confidence.

Bromley has a diverse group of children who need foster care. No matter your background or marital status, if you are over 21, have a spare bedroom and a genuine commitment to improving the life chances for our young people, you are just the sort of person we are looking for.

We really value our carers and provide all the necessary training and professional guidance you need, as well as a generous foster care allowance, so you in turn can give your foster child all the support they need.

Foster placements are for short or longer periods, short breaks and respite care, teenagers, children with disabilities, and mother and baby placements. A varied and exciting range of opportunities to consider.

Find out more about fostering for Bromley

Supported Lodgings

Supported lodgings is an accommodation scheme for young people aged 16-21 leaving care and for refugee children who are not yet ready to live on their own. The young person has the opportunity to live in a supported environment which helps them prepare for independent living. Guidance is provided through the young person’s allocated support worker.

If you have a spare room, the ability and desire to build positive relationships with young people, together with a laid back attitude, but with firm boundaries, then this may be for you.

More about the Supported Lodgings scheme.

Shared Lives 

Shared Lives is a flexible service providing care and support to vulnerable adults. This is provided in the homes of our committed carers on a long-term, short-term, or on a respite basis. You would be giving a vulnerable adult the chance to be part of everyday family life and part of their local community.

Shared Lives carers come from all walks of life. No specific qualifications are required; we want to recruit ordinary people who have time, commitment and a sincere desire to help an adult who is in need of support and accommodation.

The team takes great care to match families with adults who have specific needs with support and training provided.

Read more about providing care and support to vulnerable adults