Supported Lodgings for Young People


Supported Lodgings give young people aged 16-21 the chance to live as a lodger in the home of a supportive host. Supported lodging hosts might be a family, a couple, or a single person.

When you move into a Supported Lodgings placement you will be given your own room with access to kitchen, bathroom, and living space, and a key or access to a key box. You will have a host that wants to support you whose house will become your home, and a support worker who is there to support you and your host. During your stay in Supported Lodgings we will be working together towards the goal of you achieving your potential. You will be expected to work with your host and support worker as opposed to seeing your lodgings as a bed for the night.

If you would like more information and to be considered for this type of accommodation please speak to your Social Worker or Local Housing Authority (Children's Services and Family Support Services). At the end of a Supported Lodgings placement, you are most likely to be moving on independently, often into a room in a shared house. Many young people (about 1/3) find that they are able to return home after a stay in Supported Lodgings. Step by Step has hosts offering their homes as Supported Lodgings placements in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Dorset, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

About Step By Step

We’re a young people’s charity. We support young people who are going through hard times, including homelessness. We provide accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services to empower young people and prevent homelessness.

Find out more

Step By Step

01252 346100



Facebook Twitter


No specific location.

Rushmoor Link Community Directory

Welcome to the Rushmoor Link community directory. This is the place to find very local information about activities, groups and community services. Whether you are looking for support, to improve your health and wellbeing, socialise more, get active, learn something new or find a place to meet, Rushmoor Link is a good place to start.

How to get started. Choose a category. Information is sorted into categories by service or organisation name. The directory focuses on what is available locally through statutory, community and voluntary organisations.

Next step. Once you have hit the category button, scroll through the results. You can use the keyword search to narrow down the information (e.g., dementia, Aldershot, football).

It’s a simple system packed full of information. We recommend you do not use punctuation marks like commas (,) or apostrophes (’).

Spotted a mistake or something is missing? Please do contact us if you are aware that any information is incorrect or missing via

If you are looking for information about adult residential care or care at home care, please visit Connect to Support Hampshire. There you can find information about care providers as well as advice and guidance to help you stay safe and well.

Happy searching!