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Supported Lodgings

CAYSH was the first organisation to recognize the potential of a supported Lodgings service having listened to our young people and seeing the positive outcomes these placements subsequently had. Many leaving care young people will have experienced fostering and our service replicates the ethos of Fostering but provides a more economical stepping stone to independences.

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We recruit Householders who not only provide a room for the young person, but are also paid to deliver some of the support plan in place for the individual – this means that there is opportunity to ‘practice ‘independent living skills under the supervision of a caring householder. In addition the young person receives support from their key worker. House holders are vetted to similar standards as foster carers and are provided with training and support. The advantage of a placement in Supported Lodgings is that there is support at hand 24 / 7.

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Hear from one of our amazing Hosts "Mrs. Royal" who shares her experience with CAYSH for the last 15 years."

Frequently Asked Questions

"How much will I receive as a Host?"

Hosts will receive regular payments on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the service they have chosen to do. The amount varies between services and boroughs. The breakdown of payment includes a rent for the room/s, Support payment and a service charge (for utilities)

"What is Supported Lodgings?"

Supported Lodgings is a unique service providing a young person experiencing homelessness with a supportive, safe and secure home environment. They are supported to develop independent life skills to maintain their future tenancies and achieve their life goals.

"How do CAYSH support their Hosts?"

All Hosts will be allocated an Advice & Support Officer for each young person they have in their home during office hours. You can email or call the Operations Manager with any queries as well. Hosts will have access to an out of hours on-call service, so they can ask for advice from a Manager in any urgent situation or if an incident has occurred.

Will CAYSH take me on if I have convictions on my DBS?

CAYSH understands people have had a life and experiences and we can match Hosts to help young people in similar situations. It also does depend what the conviction was for and how long ago it happened. We will discuss with the Host and risk assess the application/s and keep them informed.

"Will payments as a CAYSH Host affect my benefits or tax?"

We advise that you check with your benefit advisor / HMRC as everyone’s circumstances and payments are different

"Will I get paid year round?"

You will be paid for the entire duration while you have a young person with you.

"I rent my flat/ home, can I still apply?"

Yes, you can. We will ask you to contact your landlord whether private or council for written permission to rent that room out to us.

"How long till I get a young person in place?"

Once you have been confirmed as a registered Host we will match a young person to you. As its a matching process, it can vary, but most cases take from a week to a month.

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