More homes are urgently needed in the Yeovil and South Somerset area to provide vital support to young people as they move from care into adulthood.
Somerset County Council is highlighting the need to recruit more ‘Stepping Stones’ placements -
Stepping Stones carers support young people leaving care as they make the transition to independent living.
This involves helping them gain crucial life skills such as managing bills, cooking, shopping, accessing further education and employment opportunities, whilst providing a safe place for them to stay.
As a ‘Stepping Stones’ provider, you need to be aged 23 or over, have a spare room in your home, and ideally live in a town with good transport links and amenities. In return, you will receive a weekly fee, starting at £185 per week, plus a little extra for food and utilities.
Stepping Stones placements are relatively short; anything from a few months to a couple of years. There is no upper age limit and people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, those who are single, LGBT, renting, or if they have children of their own already can apply.
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