In The Office
Lolly Bell - Project Manager
As Project Manager my focus is ensuring that every enquirer is listened to, helped and assessed for the best outcome. I welcome new hosts and supervise placements for homeless people in their homes. A priority is to support and guide clients and hosts to build household harmony whilst observing the terms of their shared Licence Agreement. Creating personal support plans for each client promotes a way forward and gradual progression towards independent living. Liaising with agencies such as the local council’s Supporting People Team, Homeless Persons Unit and Support & Resettlement Team, Housing Benefits Office, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, local Housing Associations, other third sector voluntary organisations and churches enables us to sensitively see to the needs of the homeless accessing all the help available within the Bromley community. Together, we build working partnerships and so outreach also falls under my remit. Working together with churches, community and social groups, schools and colleges is key to raise awareness of what hidden homelessness is and to increase the visibility of the service we provide to anyone finding themself in a homeless situation.
The charity’s trustees are the BCHA Executive Committee, which comprises of three officers – the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer – and currently, two 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.
Julia Fix - BCHA Chair
Julia is a Chartered accountant with over 15 years' experience of auditing and advising charities and social housing providers. She is currently a Director of Assurance at BDO LLP, the 5th largest global accountancy firm. Julia has lived in Bromley borough all her life and took over as Chair of BCHA in June 2018 as she is keen to use her extensive knowledge of charity finance and governance for the good of her community. Julia is passionate about helping others and working to end homelessness.
Ann Downes - Treasurer
Romilly Turton - Trustee
Romilly, who is now retired, has long been committed to alleviating the plight of the homeless. After spending many years teaching in Africa, he trained as an accountant in England and became a regular volunteer for Crisis. He was Treasurer of Latch in 2014-2015 and again in 2018-2019.
Richard Collins - Trustee
Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is now the Chief Operating Officer of a real estate asset management business. He lives in Bromley and has been a supporter of homeless charities throughout his career. Richard became a trustee in June 2018.
Martin Poupard - Trustee
Councillor Nicholas Bennett JP- Mayor Of Bromley
Traditionally. the Mayor holds this post for the duration of their term as Mayor. We are extremely grateful that since May 2019 Mayor Nicholas works tirelessly to raise visibility of the LATCH and hidden homelessness in and around the borough of Bromley.
We owe our thanks to the following founders and previous trustees of BCHA who have enabled the success of the LATCH Project:
Rev. Duncan Aitkins, Beryl Alexander, Patsy Alexander, Anthony Atherton, Jonathan Beck, Roderick Caie, Ranjana Chauhan, Geoff Colton, Mary Ann Cooper, Brendan Donegan, Colin England, David Fagan, Michael Fagan, Rosie Finch, Ron Finch, Malcolm Goodwin, Sarah Hinchliffe, Jack Hodson, Lisa Hodson, Carol Humberstone, Judith Mascarenhas, Cora Marler, Catherine McConnon, Irene Travers, Alice Power, Ella Power, Valerie Power, Ed Tree, John Warren
Ellie Turner - Design Consultant
I first heard about the LATCH project when I was asked to 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.