You don't need qualifications to become a supported lodgings provider but we do ask for some special skills and qualities
The only restrictions to becoming a provider are:
Young people who need supported lodgings may sometimes have been through difficult life experiences and some may have specific support needs.
We will provide you with the training you need and ongoing support during your time as a provider.
Each young person leaving foster care will also be supported by a social worker.
Some young people will need more help with practical tasks such as cooking, budgeting or shopping economically. Others will need emotional support. Many will need both.
The idea is that the young people gradually take on more responsibility for looking after themselves until they reach the point where they feel confident about their ability to cope on their own.