Supported lodgings

Bridging the gap to independent living.

What is supported lodgings?

Supported lodging is a way of providing young people aged 16 to 21 with a form of independent living within a safe, secure family environment.

To register your interest in supported lodgings email fostering@wiltshire.gov.uk.

To find out more about supported lodgings email fostering@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Register your interest in supported lodgings

If you think you could provide a safe, secure family environment for a young person, please contact us. We will talk to you in more detail about how it works.

As you would expect, we carry out a number of interviews and references checks, including police checks, on prospective supported lodgings carers.

You can contact us in the following ways:

Email: fostering@wiltshire.gov.uk

Phone: 0800 169 6321

Address:
Wiltshire Council
Supported Lodgings
Kinship and Fostering
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN

Unaccompanied asylum seeking young people

We are working with the Home Office and partner agencies to provide accommodation for young people who have entered the UK seeking asylum. These young people are typically 16 to 17 year old boys from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea, Sudan and Syria, with little or no English. The local authority has a responsibility to provide appropriate care and accommodation to these unaccompanied minors and supported lodgings is often a good option for ensuring they have the care and support they need.

Young asylum seekers accommodated by the local authority have often experienced very difficult times. They need a supportive home to ensure their needs are met and to help integrate into their local community and British society. Supported lodgings providers are given a weekly allowance of £180 to help cover the costs of the support they provide. You will be supported by children's services and will have your own social worker who will can give expert advice, guidance and support.

To find out more, contact fostering@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 0800 169 6321.