Welcome to the LATCH Project (BCHA)
LATCH is an acronym for “Living Amicably Together in Caring Homes” and the LATCH Project houses homeless persons aged 18+ in the spare rooms of local homeowners within the borough of Bromley. Bromley Churches’ Housing Action (BCHA) is a registered charity set up in 1988 to work for the relief of poverty among homeless people in Bromley and to provide, in particular, short-term accommodation. BCHA funding is reliant on generous donations from the public, businesses and our local churches, as well as trusts and foundations. Currently, those resources are devoted to the LATCH Project.
We work at a very local level to meet every homeless person where they are in life. Our aim is to meet their needs by providing them with a support base to build resilience in the first steps towards independent living, so they can make a fresh start and become valuable members in our local community.
Urgent Appeal for New Hosts
The LATCH Project is always looking for new hosts without whom we are unable to operate. Our waiting list is growing and we are particularly concerned for a number of Sixth Form and College students who are in need of a safe and stable place to call home.
People from all walks of life can become hosts. Typically, if you feel you wish to help and you have a spare bedroom and are willing to offer this room to accommodate a homeless person, aged 18+ please get in touch. Most importantly, you may be interested in making a difference in a person’s life and helping to fight growing homelessness in and around Bromley. LATCH offers each and every host the necessary training, support and guidance on how to do this.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.