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B&NES asks: Could you make a difference to a young person’s start in life?

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B&NES asks: Could you make a difference to a young person’s start in life?

A call for more residents to provide vulnerable young people with a safe and supportive home environment they may never have had before in their lives is being made by B&NES Council.

Residents who think they could welcome a young person into their family and help them develop independence and life skills are being asked to consider joining the council’s Supported Lodgings Scheme as a provider.

The scheme is for 16 to 25-year-olds who are homeless or leaving care, who need a stable family home where they can develop the skills they need to live on their own in the future.

Providers receive around £170 per week and residents within Bath & North East Somerset also benefit from reduced council tax. They are given ongoing support, supervision and training. More information can be found at

Anyone interested in becoming a provider is invited to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the team on 01225 396312.