In The Office
Nana-Ama Martey - Project Manager
As Project Manager I organise and supervise placements for homeless young people in private homes. Together with the team I assist the clients and their hosts in maintaining and implementing the terms of their Licence Agreement, and implement and record the clients’ progress towards independent living. I liaise with agencies such as Shelter, Probation Service, Police, Social Services, the Council’s Supporting People Team, Homeless Persons Unit and Support & Resettlement Team, Housing Benefits Office, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Connexions and local Housing Associations and churches, to understand local needs and problems and to build working relationships. I also meet with clients for their review meetings and offer help and support when needed.
Glevys Rondon - Solutions & Fundraising
Lolly Bell - LATCH Housing Project Manager
I work closely with local property developers putting their otherwise empty properties to good use for the duration of their planning permission applications. Building relationships and nurturing conversations to connect and work with our much valued local community of builders, plumbers, electricians, decorators, suppliers of fittings, fixtures and white goods in order to realise the potential of empty property spaces in and around Bromley. Together we convert them into meaningful, well managed temporary accommodations. I also act as a support worker, assisting with the day to day mentoring and training programs that LATCH offers our clients and host community.
The charity’s trustees are the BCHA Executive Committee, which comprises of three officers – the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer – and currently, four other members. The members are all volunteers and include representatives of different denominations in the borough, along with others in sympathy with the charity’s aims. Four members of the Executive Committee form the LATCH Management Sub-Committee, and it's chairperson, the LATCH Chair, is responsible to the Executive Committee for the operation of the project and acts as Line Manager to the project’s staff.
Rev Duncan Aitkins - LATCH Chair
I cannot recall when I became involved with BCHA and the LATCH project probably in the early 1980's and it is a way of life now! But we do what we can and trust in God. As I also work in social housing I am able to bring some of my knowledge such as the Supporting People programme and my network of contacts to help support the LATCH team and BCHA generally. I am proud of all the staff and Trustees for all their commitment and hard work and thank Bromley Council for their support together with all the Mayors of Bromley who have generously agreed to act as Honorary President of the Charity throughout the years. All Local Councillors who have shown their interest and all the congregations and Pastors and Priests from our own Churches Together in Bromley for their support and commitment to the Homeless in Bromley. If you wish to help in any way don't hesitate to contact me personally 07957861404.
Judith Mascarenhas - Trustee
Ranjana Chauhan - Trustee
Cora Marler - Trustee
We owe our thanks to the following founders and previous trustees of BCHA who enabled the success of the LATCH Project:
Mary Ann Cooper
Ellie Turner - Design Consultant
I first heard about the LATCH project through Rev Duncan Aitkins who asked if I could help with their corporate identity. Believing that this is an extremely important charity and having been a qualified graphic designer for over 15 years, I am now offering my help with all aspects of design and communication.
Councillor Ian F Payne - Mayor Of Bromley
The Councillor and Friend of LATCH has held this post since June 2016 and will do so for the duration of his term as Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley.