What is Host and Support?
Host and Support providers offer young people aged 16 to 21 accommodation who are in Local Authority Care.
They provide a bedroom in their home, along with a level of support, to help young people to develop the confidence and the skills they need to live independently. Providers take on the role of a "mentor" with the young person that lives with them, they are not a surrogate parent, or a landlord.
Providers are allocated a supervising social worker and given generous payment, training opportunities, networking support and more. This is a flexible role that you can do alongside your job.
Host and Support story
Derek has been a Host and Support provider for over 15 years while working alongside his full-time job. Derek spoke about his experience of being a part of the Host and Support scheme: