Do you have a spare room and time to care?

A poster with the text 'Do you have a spare room and time to care? London Support Lodgings Services. Now recruiting hosts in East/ South East London. Contact Aine: 07506868734'. Also depicted is a woman looking at the camera.
Monday, 16 August, 2021

Barnardo’s is currently looking for people living in Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets to offer a room and support to a young person leaving care to help them develop the skills they need to live independently.

By welcoming a young person into your home and providing emotional support, you can help them prepare for adult life.

They may need support with things like:

  • Finishing their education
  • Finding longer-term accommodation 
  • Developing life skills, such as cooking, housework and budgeting.

Support could last from anywhere between eight weeks and two years.

How does it work?

Supported Lodgings hosts are expertly matched with a young person and receive weekly payments, ongoing support, training and guidance from the Barnardo’s team.

All you need is a spare room and time to care.

Read more here or watch Chloe and Sarah tell their story.

Contact Aine at Barnardo’s via email or on 07506 868 734 or 0208 771 0907 for an informal chat.

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