St Basils needs people who have a spare room and a caring heart to help us in our mission to reduce youth homelessness. Our Supported Lodgings scheme, Home-2-Home places people aged 16-18* who have experienced family breakdown within the homes of Hosts/Host families. The impact of living with a Host can be transformational for a young person and it is a rewarding experience for a Host.
*18+ in occasional circumstances
To become a Host, you don’t need professional experience of working with young people, although having an understanding of young people’s needs can help. Hosts receive full training from St Basils and are paid £140pw+ whilst a young person is in placement.
If you have an empty room in your house and a desire to help somebody in need, please get in touch via the form below or email email@example.com /call us on 0121 772 9593.
By opening up your home, you could be the person who helps bring hope and makes a difference in a young person’s life.
We need Hosts in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and Worcester.
Becoming a Host is about providing:
- A warm and homely environment
- A safe space
- A listening ear and support
- Encouraging a young person to engage in education/work
- Assistance to learn general life skills like cooking and household chores
St Basils uses Hosts for short term emergency ‘Nightstop’ placements and longer term Supported Lodgings (planned placements which last between 1 month to 2 years). All young people have had a risk and needs assessment before they are considered for placement. The criteria is that they should be low risk and low/medium need.
To find out more and to receive an information pack in the post, please complete the enquiry form below and we will be in touch.