Supported lodgings

Supported lodgings

Supported lodgings are a great alternative to fostering but equally as rewarding. You are guiding young people (aged 16+) who have experienced trauma, towards independence. 

  • have left foster care  
  • experienced a family breakdown  
  • be an unaccompanied child seeking asylum  

You can continue to work full time in a flexible job, while also supporting young people with: 

  • managing finances 
  • attending appointments 
  • learning how to cook and do housework 
  • entering education, training or work 

Fees and allowances for supported lodgings carers 

As a supported lodgings carer, you will receive payment of £270 per week per young person

On top of this, each young person receives a personal allowance of £87.20 per week. They should use their allowance to buy their own food and clothing. This amount can change depending on their needs. 

Learn more about being a supported lodgings carer 

Change a child’s life by becoming a foster carer

Our enquiry team can discuss ways fostering can fit in with your own career and family. Call or email us today to learn more.

Contact the fostering team