Supported lodgings is a flexible option for young people leaving care who are already reasonably self-sufficient, or who require more support after moving on from fostering or residential care, before gaining their own permanent accommodation. It can be viable for a small group of young people who would like more independence than fostering but are ready to accept the guidance and support offered towards living independently.
The scheme recruits, trains and assesses potential providers who can provide support and assistance within their own home.
Who is the scheme for?
The scheme is for young people who are “looked after” by Bromley who sometimes may have complex and differing needs, including young people with mild learning difficulties and unaccompanied minors.
How does the scheme work?
All potential providers will be assessed, have a medical and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will provide three references. Once the assessment is complete they will then be booked on fostering panel for agreement as a provider for Bromley.
Supervision is provided, as well as support groups and training.
The young person will receive financial support from the Leaving Care Team until they turn 18 where they will then claim benefits if appropriate.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for providers who have experience of dealing with young people. Clear boundaries are needed with support and guidance and a sense of humour thrown in.
The young person will need their own room.
How to become a provider
Providers are currently paid £250.00 per week.
If you need further information or are interested in being considered for an assessment please contact us on 0208 313 4108.