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Supported lodgings

Could you help a Derbyshire young person leaving care achieve their full potential?

Our supported lodgings scheme helps young people leaving care become fully independent.

It's for 16 to 21-year-olds who need a range of support and guidance from an adult they can trust.

What qualities do you need?

  • provide stability, emotional support and a nurturing environment to inspire a young person
  • make time for a young person when they need it and help them feel safe
  • be calm in a crisis, patient, trustworthy and reliable
  • be non-judgmental and understanding
  • create and build a mutually respectful relationship
  • create a positive and fun environment
  • encourage the young person to live independently
  • provide opportunities for the young person to learn practical skills such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and learning to manage a budget
  • provide support to help the young person develop social skills and integrate into their community

Who can be a supported lodgings carer?

Supported lodgings providers do not need any special qualifications, but you need to:

  • be aged 21 or over with no upper age limit
  • have a spare room
  • go through a few initial checks before they are assessed
  • have some experience of caring for young people

We will consider supported lodgings providers who are:

  • of any sexual orientation or gender identity
  • married, single, in a civil partnership, living with a partner, divorced or widowed
  • a home-owner or renting
  • of any religion or no religion
  • employed or not working
  • of any ethnicity
  • disabled
  • with or without children already


Our supported lodgings providers receive guidance and support from a local supported lodgings co-ordinator, relevant training and a competitive package of financial support.

How to apply

If you're interested in becoming a supported lodging provider for us, you can ask us a question and apply online.

Apply now