Virtual Host and Support information event
Bexley will hold its first virtual Host and Support information event on Monday 19 July at 6.30pm, as part of its search for people to help young people aged 16-24 with their transition into adulthood.
Bexley is organising the event in partnership with Home for Good.
Host and Support providers offer accommodation to young people when they are leaving the family home, foster or residential care. Hosts act as mentors to help young people develop their confidence and key life skills in preparation for living independently.
At the event, attendees will find out more about the scheme and speak to a Bexley Host and Support provider, who will give an insight into what it’s like to make a positive life-changing impact on a young person’s life.
Cabinet Member for Children’s Service, Cllr Philip Read explained: “We need more people with big hearts to come forward to help our local vulnerable young people. Having someone who can help guide and provide that emotional support could make a huge difference that could last a lifetime.
“If you have a spare room, and a passion for helping young people, please join our event and find out more about the Host and Support scheme.”
Bexley provides excellent support, training and payment to people who decide to join the Host and Support scheme. The role is flexible and you will be able to do it alongside your job. Anyone over the age of 21 can apply for the scheme and there is no upper age limit.
The online event is an open invitation, and anyone who would like to learn more about the scheme can join by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 3045 4400.
The Home for Good charity is working in partnership with Bexley to help find a home for every child and young person who needs one. They work with local churches and community groups across Bexley and the UK, to inspire people to come forward to explore fostering.