Supported lodgings

Trafford Supported Lodgings Scheme is part of Trafford's Children and Young People's Service. The scheme recruits local people - 'Lodgings Providers' who can provide safe, secure and supportive accommodation within their own homes to young people aged 16-21. The young people may be in supported lodgings for a variety of reasons, e.g. leaving care, family breakdown, bereavement, risk of harm - but all require emotional support and practical guidance in order to develop the skills and confidence to live independently.

Who can be a Lodgings Provider?

Young people come from all walks of life so we need Lodgings Providers from a variety of backgrounds. You may be:

  • A family, single person or couple.
  • From any ethnic background.
  • Young or old.
  • Working or not working.
  • With or without children.
  • Heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual.
  • Disabled or able-bodied.

To ensure the safety of young people we carry out a range of police, health and other checks.

Do I need any special skills or qualities?

Being a Supported Lodgings Provider is not about having any particular qualifications but we ask that you:

  • Get on with teenagers and enjoy their company.
  • Can provide a clean, comfortable room within a safe and secure home.
  • Are warm, caring and patient.
  • Have a non-judgemental attitude.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the needs of individual young people.
  • Want to help a young person succeed.

What's in it for me?

A rewarding experience - being a Lodgings Provider can give you a sense of satisfaction knowing that you are making a positive difference to the life of a young person.

Support and training - the scheme will offer you training and support to help you in your role of Lodgings Provider.

An opportunity to earn some extra money - Lodgings Providers receive financial support.

I am interested, what should I do next?

Anyone interested in applying to become a Lodgings Provider is vetted and assessed to ensure that they can offer a safe and supportive environment to a vulnerable young person - call 0161 912 3507.