More about spare room accomodation

Room for Change has a network of volunteer hosts who have a spare room in their home in London that they are happy to let a Room for Change member to use for free if they need it to take part in a career opportunity in social impact in London like an interview, work experience or internship- that they couldn’t take part in without having somewhere to stay. The maximum stay offered is two weeks, although many hosts offer less than this. While it won’t solve your long term struggles with London rent, it can help you practically with short opportunities or give you breathing space while you find a long term accommodation option that works for you.

All our hosts have undergone a strict application process including a home visit from Room for Change. Before you can be approved as a guest, you will need to take part in additional checks to keep the service safe for everyone. Plus, if you are offered accommodation, you and your host will both need to sign a contract confirming the stay is free and that you’ll respect their home and they’ll respect your space. 

For accommodation support you’ll need the following to be true for you:

  • I have an interview, work experience, internship or job confirmed in London ( you will be asked to prove this by showing e.g. a confirmation email)

  • I would be unable to take up the opportunity without accommodation support i.e. I don’t have family or friends to stay with or resources to pay for accommodation on the open rental, or  lettings market or in a hotel (you will be asked to confirm this)

 

If you need accommodation support you’ll be asked to prove you have an opportunity coming up in London. We’ll then share the details of relevant hosts and you’ll be able to approach who you’d like to stay with (don’t worry, we’ll help with introductions!). If you find a match you’ll both need to sign a contract confirming the stay is free and that you’ll respect their home and they’ll respect your space. Room for Change will be available to support during the stay. 
 

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