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Supported Lodgings Scheme

YMCA Bedfordshire: Supported Lodgings and Crash Pad Scheme

Do you have a spare bedroom? 
Can you help a young person to develop their independent living skills?
Can you help prevent a young person from becoming homeless?

 

Supported Lodgings Scheme


As a Supported Lodging Host you would provide a spare bedroom and non-intrusive support for a young person to develop their independent living skills before they move in to their own independent accommodation.


You can be:


• Single/Couple/Family
• Working FT or PT or at home…
• Any age 21+
• Renting or owning own home

You’ll receive:


• Full assessment and vetting procedure.
• Matching to a young person according to your daily routine, hobbies and lifestyle.
• On-going training and support throughout the placement.
• Remuneration whilst a young person lives with you.

 

Crash Pad Scheme


As a Crash Pad Host you would provide emergency accommodation for a homeless 16/17 year old for 1-21 nights.  You would provide an evening meal, bed for the night, washing facilities and breakfast.

You can be:


• Single/Couple/Family
• Working PT, on benefits or retired
• Any age 21+
• Renting or owning own home

You’ll receive:


• Full assessment and vetting procedure.
• On-going training and support
• Decision on whether to offer a placement
• Expenses when a young person stays with you

 

For an information pack or an informal discussion please contact Denise Malia on: 07508 807441 or denise@ymcabedfordshire.org.uk

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