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Heart and Home visit Ipswich Mosque
The team from our Heart and Home supported lodgings service were pleased to be invited to Ipswich Mosque last week to explain more about the service to the local Muslim community.
Heart and Home, our supported lodgings service, offers accommodation to vulnerable young people who are in need of stability, security and a place to live. This is somewhere they can start to learn important life skills, which will help them on their way to independence.
We have a network of hosts in Norfolk and Suffolk who offer a bedroom, support, tolerance and understanding to a young person. Many young homeless people, particularly 16 and 17 year olds, benefit far more from a home-like environment and the support of a family or individual than from a more formal hostel environment.
This event, held on 13th December was alongside Suffolk and Essex Fostering Teams, focussed on unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and aimed to reach potential new Foster Carers and Heart and Home Hosts within the Muslim community. We were delighted to be part of such an informative session.