A Home From Home


Hosting young people is a great way to integrate different cultures into your family life and our hosts often tell us how rewarding the experience is. Families are asked to treat their guests like a member of the family and lifelong friendships are often made.

We are always looking for new host families in Torbay, Newton Abbot and Exeter.

Our trainees are here all year round and stays can vary from 3 weeks to 6 months. Most are out all day at work and are encouraged to meet with the other European trainees to improve their English and enjoy their time here.


  • Supplement your income - competitive rates paid

  • The majority of our students are 18-24 years old and have a mature, professional attitude

  • Accommodation needed all year round

  • Flexible – self-catering, half and full-board

  • Meet new people from different cultures

  • Suits different lifestyles; single parents, families, working couples

Leaving home and travelling to a new country can be a daunting experience. We make sure trainees have the information they need before they arrive and we provide a detailed Welcome Pack when they get here.  

Most of our trainees are over 18 years and although they don’t need 24 hour monitoring, we expect our host families to provide a safe and friendly environment for them to develop their social and communication skills.  

We provide our families and trainees with the highest possible standards of care. Our dedicated Accommodation Officer and Student Support Officer are there to assist both you and your trainees during their stay. Our emergency out of hours phone number is available to you also.

Accommodation is allocated so that it is convenient to travel to the Work Placement or training and can be on a full-board, half-board or self-catering basis.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a host family, give us a call today or email us to request a host family application pack:

Email: andrea@ttpl-uk.com

Telephone: 01803 321210

Contact a team member for more information:

Andrea Tolson

Accommodation Officer