Becoming a supported lodgings host can be an incredibly rewarding experience, as it provides an opportunity to help care experienced young people transition into adulthood. Care experienced young people often face many challenges, particularly when leaving care, and require support and guidance. Supported lodgings hosts play a crucial role in providing a stable and nurturing environment for these young people as they begin their journey to independence. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of being a supported lodgings host.
Make a Big Difference in a Young Person’s Life
Becoming a supported lodgings host provides an opportunity to make a significant impact on a young person’s life. Leaving care can be a daunting experience, and care experienced young people often enter adulthood without a support network. As a supported lodgings host, you become an essential part of a young person’s life, providing them with guidance, support, and a stable and nurturing environment. You can help them develop the essential life skills required to succeed in the world, such as budgeting and cooking, which can provide them with the confidence they need to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
“I am very grateful to have had the support of my host, they helped me so much when there have been many changes in my life, it is a very difficult time and I am grateful for support and a place to live while I do these things. I want to move to Liverpool to live in future, but I have learned so much here that will help me to live on my own.”
Care Experienced Young Person
Supporting Care Experienced Young People
Many care experienced young people can benefit from the stability and support provided by a supported lodgings host. These young people have often experienced trauma, instability, and neglect in their past, which can make it challenging to navigate the world independently. Supported lodgings hosts provide a valuable support system for these young people, helping them to manage anxiety, build interpersonal relationships, and learn the skills they require to thrive. By providing this much-needed support, supported lodgings hosts can help care experienced young people build brighter futures.
Helping Young People Leaving Care
Young people leaving care face many challenges, and they require support and guidance as they transition to adulthood. As a supported lodgings host, you can provide a valuable support system for these young people, helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed in the world. Leaving care can be a lonely experience, and young people may struggle to form the essential relationships required to build meaningful connections. Supported lodgings hosts can help bridge this gap, providing care experienced young people with the emotional and practical support they require to lead fulfilling lives.
“I would say to anyone thinking of becoming a supported lodgings provider, that now is the time to do it, my experiences from years ago have made me see the changes in the system, and the level of support we get now is really good. The service is real, and people speak to you like you’re a person and not just a number.”
Rhys, Wrexham Supported Lodgings Host
Becoming a supported lodgings host provides an opportunity to make a significant positive impact on the lives of care experienced young people. By providing a supportive and nurturing environment, you can help these young people to develop the life skills they need to thrive in the world. Care experienced young people often face unique challenges, and supported lodgings hosts play an essential role in providing stability, guidance, and a sense of belonging. If you are passionate about helping others and are looking for a fulfilling and rewarding experience, consider becoming a supported lodgings host today. You will be able to make a lasting difference in the lives of young people leaving care, providing them with the support and guidance they need to build bright futures.
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