You don’t need to be a family to be a homestay hosts! Single people or couples are welcome to host students. There are however a few rules that hosts need to comply with in order to become homestay hosts:
A DBS check for all adults living in the house
A Gas Safety Certificate
A Fire Safety Risk Assessment
A spare room that is clean, in a good state, with a window/natural light
The spare room will need:
A single or double bed
A change of bedding and towels every week
Heating and lighting
Space for the student to do their homework (a table or desk)
Space for their possessions (hanging and drawer space)
An en-suite bathroom isn’t necessary – but students should have access to a clean bathroom with a lock that they can use daily
Over 18: Students should have access to washing facilities in your home, but you don’t need to do their washing for them.
Under 18: If you are hosting younger students you would need to do their washing for them.