Our team has been working tirelessly to ensure that every service user coming to LATCH for help and advice during the pandemic has been supported and most importantly, safely housed. We have helped to house over 90 local men and women, and issued over 70 Starter Packs to help each settle quickly since April and our work continues. Thank you to everyone who has supported our work in one way or another during this challenging time for all.
We anticipate a rise in homeless situations this winter. Many more will face uncertainty with the impacts of lock-down and some will be forced out of sofa-surfing and into the cold. LATCH is expanding its service, bringing on extra staff to support those who have been housed and to respond to new enquirers, every week. We are also hoping to be merged with The Bromley Homeless Shelter by the new year.
Another priority is to ensure that our Festive Fundraising Campaign is a success so we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of all our service users. If you know a school that can raise money through an Own Clothes Day, a small group that may entertain a closing collection after a virtual online quiz or performance, or a business that can have a whip-round in the office, this month - please get in touch by emailing email@example.com - we would love to hear from you and will supply posters, flyers or leaflets for your fundraiser.
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The Merger Questionnaire is now closed
Thanks for responding to our Merger Questionnaire. 84% of you said that the merged charity would provide a better service to homeless people in Bromley and 16% replied “maybe”. There were also many constructive comments received which will be fed back to the team. (09.08.20)
As Covid-19 continues to unfold, we wanted to let you know that the LATCH team is here when you need us. We are still working from home however, our team is fully set up to communicate virtually with you, new enquirers, clients and hosts, friends and supporters alike. Our project manager Lolly can be contacted by email and by phone via the usual methods, which we have added below.
Read the LATCH Covid-19 Statement here
The importance of providing a reliable service to anyone in a homeless situation or at risk of homelessness is a priority for us and we are 100% committed to supporting you in these challenging times.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Lolly on 07399 861218
At this time, please consider donating whatever you can, to ensure our service is able to better support those who are vulnerable and homeless during COVID-19. All our fundraising events have been cancelled and donations are dropping because minds are understandably elsewhere. Your support today will make a real difference and will be greatly appreciated. Simply click the purple DONATE button to the right. Thank you and stay safe. ♥
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