Supported lodgings

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What is supported lodgings?

Supported lodgings is a provision for young people aged 16+ whereby they live in a room in the house of a ‘host’ family, individual or couple. The young person has greater independence than in foster care, with the host holding less parental responsibility but tasked with providing emotional and practical support to the young person, including supporting them to develop practical skills for adulthood such as cooking and budgeting.

In November 2021, we published a report titled ‘Brimming with potential: the case for supported lodgings’ which summarises our findings about the use, strengths and barriers facing supported lodgings provision across England.



Home for Good is in the process of developing supported lodgings as part of our third strand of work; Caring for Teenagers. This third strand will sit alongside our other two core strands; fostering and adoption. We intend to formally begin work in raising awareness of supported lodgings and helping to signpost enquiries in Spring 2022.

In the meantime, why not read our report and find out more. Alternatively, help us spread the word about our report and its recommendations by writing to your MP to ask them to meet our Advocacy team. You can do so quickly and easily through our website here.

Write to your MP

National Supported Lodgings Network

As part of our commitment to supporting the uplift in use and quality of supported lodgings, Home for Good is working with stakeholders from the sector to establish a supported lodgings network. This network is designed for local authorities and supported lodgings providers to be connected with one another and share best practice.

If you are a local authority or supported lodgings provider and are interested in being part of this network, please fill in our Expression of Interest form below.

Join the National Supported Lodgings Network

'Brimming with Potential: the case for supported lodgings' report in the media

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