‘Room to spare’

Supported Lodgings

Through a network of hosts we provide nurturing supported lodgings placements for young people (16-23) through our ‘Room to spare’ initiative.

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Welcome to Concrete Rose

Concrete Rose is a Community Interest Company (CIC) with a Christian ethos and a determination to both deliver, and equip others to provide, first-class care and support for the most vulnerable young people across the UK. We work alongside, and support, those of all faiths (and non), all ethnicities, all genders and all sexualities.

Therapeutic Approach

Our therapeutic approach is guided by established research in the fields of psychoanalysis and social care and developed in collaboration with leading experts in the field.

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Become A Host

The heartbeat of our ‘Room to spare’ (supported lodgings) initiative is a network of host individuals, couples and families who are willing to open their home to a young person and provide support and guidance.

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Our People

Our highly qualified team and advisory board includes those with experience in education, safeguarding, youth work and policy and our work is further informed by a focus group of young people.

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If you would like more information, or to refer a young person, get in touch by phone, e-mail or WhatsApp.

Donate or invest

Donations help fund our wrap-around support for young people. We also operate a housing investment scheme.

Get involved

We have volunteer roles across the organisation as well as opportunities to become a corporate partner.

Events, opportunities & vacancies

Trauma-informed training

Click below to access the PowerPoint file from recent trauma-informed training delivered by our founder, Mike Farrington, in partnership with Romsey Mill.

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Volunteer (Fundraiser)

We are looking for a volunteer fundraiser to help us with applications to grant and trust funders. Click below to access a job description for this role.

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Volunteer (Social Media)

We are looking for a volunteer to support our communications & marketing strategy with a particular focus on social media platforms. Click below to acees a job description.

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Working in partnership

We believe working in partnership with local organisations and leading experts in the field nationally and internationally ensures we remain at the forefront of best-practice and that young people receive the best possible support and opportunities.