Welcome to the BCHA LATCH Project Website

LATCH is an acronym for “Living Amicably Together in Caring Homes” and the LATCH Project houses homeless 18 to 25 year olds in the London Borough of Bromley, housing them in the spare rooms of ordinary householders.  Bromley Churches’ Housing Action is a registered charity set up in 1988 to work for the relief of poverty among homeless people in the London Borough of Bromley and to provide, in particular, grants and short-term accommodation. Currently, the resources of BCHA are devoted to the LATCH Project.

The LATCH Project is unique within the London Borough of Bromley.  We are one of a growing number of charities working across the UK at a local level to meet the needs of young homeless people.  LATCH provides homeless young people with a support base, to build resilience in the first steps to independent living; to make a fresh start and become valuable members of the community.

Urgent Appeal for New Hosts

The LATCH Project is always looking for new hosts without whom we are unable to operate. With a number of clients on a waiting list and winter fast approaching the numbers of those seeking homes, inevitably increases.

People from all walks of life can become hosts.  The key attributes are that you have a spare bedroom and are willing to offer this room to accommodate a young homeless person, aged 18+.  Most importantly, you should be interested in making a difference in a person’s life and helping to fight homelessness in Bromley.

If you or you know someone who is interested in becoming a host, please contact a member of the LATCH office team on 0208 460 0042 or email info@latch-project.co.uk.  There is no obligation to proceed and in most cases, learning more may give you the essential information with which to make the right decision.