Can you help support young people in Gainsborough by becoming a lodging provider?

The Barnardo’s Supported Lodgings service in Lincolnshire is asking people in Gainsborough who have a spare bedroom to open up their home to a young person leaving care and support them so they can move on to independent living.
Supported Lodgings providers Nick and Kerry PrestonSupported Lodgings providers Nick and Kerry Preston
Supported Lodgings providers Nick and Kerry Preston

The service provides ‘supported lodgings’ for young people all over Lincolnshire who need a period of stability in their lives after coming out of the care system, whether that is in foster care or a children’s home.

Jackie Taylor-Johnson, the Supported Lodgings service manager, said: “The Supported Lodgings Scheme is not just about finding young people a roof over their head.

“It’s about providing a family home environment where young care leavers can flourish - with the guidance and supportive extra care that goes with it.

“Although the young people are approaching adulthood and don’t need formal parenting, they do benefit from having a positive adult role model looking out for them.”

Supported lodging providers come from all walks of life and are a mixture of single people, couples and families and supports costs are provided.

If you would like more information on becoming a Supported Lodgings Provider in Lincolnshire, please email [email protected].

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