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Supported Lodgings Host

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last  year.

We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

You can read more about what we do and who we are.

About the role

Closing date: We are currently accepting applications for Supported Lodgings Hosts.

Could you provide a young person with the following?

  • A room of their own.
  • Their own front door key.
  • Use of facilities including kitchen, bathroom and living room.
  • A safe and welcoming home environment.
  • Advice and support on practical life skills like cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry and using public transport.
  • Encouragement to make and sustain positive choices in their lives.
Supported lodgings is one of many accommodation options available to young people, aged 16+ in South Glos. It offers the opportunity to live in the home of an approved person, known as a 'Supported Lodgings Host', for up to 2 years.  
During the stay, approved ‘Supported Lodgings Hosts’ - or simply ‘Hosts' - will offer support with practical skills like cooking, cleaning and shopping, alongside encouragement and guidance to the young person in their care. Along with providing a safe living environment, Hosts also provide a listening ear, positive regard and guidance which encourage young people to develop their skills and grow. 
Support for the Hosts is provided by the 1625ip Supported Lodging Coordinator. Hosts are supported to build a trusting relationship with the young person, set and maintain positive boundaries, and encourage young people to claim their independence.
Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. 
 A typical week might include: 
  • Helping a young person cook their tea.
  • Showing a young person how to use a washing machine. 
  • Showing a young person the local bus routes.

About you

Does this sound like you?

- Caring
- Not judgemental
- Understanding
- Up for a challenge
- Welcome and encouraging
- OPen
- Honest
- Fair
- Patient.

If so, get in touch with us to find out more.  

What can you expect from 1625ip?

1625ip will provide ongoing support through the Supported Lodgings Coordinator. 
This will include:
  • Comprehensive training and ongoing development opportunities. 
  • Out of Hours telephone support. 
  • Regular meetings with the Supported Lodgings Coordinator.
  • Peer support network for Hosts.
Other benefits of becoming a Host include: 
  • The knowledge that you have provided a young person with a safe, encouraging space in which they can learn the skills needed for independence. 
  • The opportunity to role model positive adult behaviour to a young person who may not have had a healthy, mutually rewarding relationship before.
  • Often Hosts go on to remain friends with their lodgers long after they have moved out and grown up.

Are hosts paid? 

As a Host you will not become an employee of 1625ip.  However, you will receive an allowance for being a lodgings provider of up to £160 per week. 
The young person living with you will also pay a £15 per week service charge towards the cost of food, heating, lighting, water etc. The young person will give this directly to you.
This totals a weekly income of £175 per week. 
If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact the Supported Lodgings Coordinator or the South Glos Services Manager at


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Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our Hosts to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any role will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become Hosts. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t be a Host. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities Host provider for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race  (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation. Our Hosts should represent our community.

We do everything we can to make sure our Host role opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the application process please let us know as soon as possible.

Please read our full Policies above for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on

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