Supported Lodgings Hosts

Supported Lodgings can last between one month and up to two years, to become a Host you will need:

  • A safe home
  • A spare room in Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley or Walsall
  • An ability to listen and respond appropriately
  • Patience and understanding
  • Some awareness of the needs of young people
  • Be able to provide at least one meal a day
  • A willingness to work alongside YMCA support staff
  • To undertake a criminal records check

Providing Supported Lodgings offers you all sorts of rewards:

  • It is immensely rewarding to see a young person develop into a responsible adult who is making the most of the opportunities you have opened up for them.
  • It is a chance for you to use your resources and skills to make your community a better place for everyone.
  • You will receive a fee from the YMCA. The young person will also make a contribution towards food and other household bills. You should receive over £100 per week.
Become a Host

Nightstop Hosts

Nightstop placements are usually shorter than Supported Lodgings.

Nightstop Hosts are paid an allowance of £20 per night to cover their costs. The young person is provided an evening meal, bed for the night, breakfast, laundry facilities and basic toiletries. They can also talk to a supportive Host.

A placement can be overnight or up to two weeks and can mark the first step out of homelessness for a young person. Hosts are never alone in supporting the young person, the YMCA will be on hand if extra or more specific support is required.

What you need to become a Nightstop Host

  • The passion to change a young life
  • A caring attitude
  • A spare room

If you would like to consider becoming an Open Door Host, please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you to discuss further details.