If so, could you offer a home to a young person as part of Wimbledon YMCA's Young Person's Lodging Scheme?
The scheme runs across Merton and Sutton matching host families and individuals with young people aged 16 to 25 who need a home, but are not quite ready to live independently.
As a host, you would provide a safe and supportive environment, perhaps passing on practical skills such as cooking, cleaning and budgeting. You would receive thorough training, together with ongoing support.
Being a host is personally rewarding as you watch your young person grow in confidence and move towards independence. It can also provide a second income as you will be paid rent - £4,250 of which is tax free under the Government's Rent a Room scheme.
To find out more, please email Charlie Webb or call 020 8544 6681
Submitted by Stephen on October 27, 2009