Referrals will come through local referral agencies.
The young people come from various backgrounds, we carry out a thorough interview process on the young people, which includes taking up references and this enables us to get as much information as possible about the young people.
For the first year you will get approximately up to £154 per week, i.e. £80 of rent and £74 of Support Payments. In the second year the rent amount will remain the same but the Support Payments will reduce to £40 per week, this is because in the second year the young people will require less support.
The process can take up to 3 months as the CRB check takes the longest.
No it is not similar to fostering, the level of support is lower and there is a landlord / tenant relationship as opposed to the homeowner taking on a parental role.
From time to time we do have a waiting list, due to the level of referrals and the placement matching process we apply.
The young person can stay for up to 2 years with, this would enable them to develop their life skills and move on to independent privately rented accommodation.
If you have permission from your landlord to let out your property then we would be happy to consider you as a householder for CAYSH Supported Lodgings Scheme.
Yes the payments you receive are taxable, you will need to register as self employed and complete a self-assessment tax return. You can earn £4250.00 renting a room out in your own home before the income incurs tax.
CAYSH work with vulnerable young people and the CRB is a mandatory requirement, this needs to be in place before we can refer someone to your property.
Yes you can, within reason e.g. no smoking in the house etc. They can be indicated at the time of the interview and also agreed by all parties. The placement agreement will outline them.
We advise that the young people person should have no visitors for the first 2 weeks; this enables the householder and young people to get to know each other. And there should be no more than 2 visitors at one time and they should leave by 10.30pm unless an overnight stay has been agreed by the householder.