Barnardo’s is in urgent need of householders in the Wyre, Fylde, Preston, Lancaster and Morecambe districts of Lancashire who have a spare bedroom and would consider offering accommodation to young people in need. They may need support with:
• finishing education or training,
• finding a job,
• managing money,
• developing life skills such as cooking, housework or laundry,
• building confidence in their ability to live independently.
As a supported lodgings householder, you don’t have the same responsibility as a parent or foster parent, and the young person will have a project worker. You will, however, make a huge difference to their life – just by welcoming them into your home, taking an interest in their wellbeing and encouraging them as they gain the skills to live independently. During this time, you’ll receive a weekly payment and ongoing support from Barnardo’s.