Supported Lodgings – Cheshire East
Cheshire East Council have continued their commitment to the Association through the award of a Five Year contract to start in April 2018 delivering a Supported Lodgings Service. The Association has held this contract for a number of years and was recently required to re-bid against some stiff competition for the continuation of this work.
Our Supported Lodgings Service provides a valuable option for young Care Leavers to live with a host member of the community in their own home, similar to the way that fostering works. We have 20 active hosts, all thoroughly vetted, trained and supported to provide a diverse offer across what is a huge patch of rural and urban areas across Cheshire East.
Young Care Leavers are extremely positive about this type of option as a stepping stone to fully independent living and are treated as a member of the family at all times. Forum are naturally delighted at this continued investment in our work and are particularly looking forward to refreshing the way this scheme works with our colleagues in Children’s’ Services.