Hosts

Hosts play such an important role in the work of LATCH. Clients can feel desperate, depressed and worthless when they first arrive at LATCH. Being placed in a safe and caring environment enables their confidence and self esteem to be rebuilt, through the close connection and support of a dedicated LATCH support worker and the host. With stability in place, clients are able to return to education or obtain employment.  Some clients stay for a few months and others for a year or two, the relationship between client and host becoming close and trusting.

Thinking of becoming a host?

We do have a waiting list of clients waiting to be housed and would really like to hear from you if you think you could you help restore a person's hope in life by offering a safe home to them?  Latch takes care in helping each potential host to assess their suitability and even greater care in matching them with a client. We make all the arrangements, provide free training and support you all the way.

Hosts can earn up to £100 per week, with no long-term commitment.  Learn more by clicking on these links to download a host role descriptionapplication form and frequently asked questions sheet.

For more information or to arrange a time to discuss further, please contact a member of the LATCH team on 0208 460 0042 or email info@latch-project.co.uk.

How it works

Clients pay rent to the householders (hosts) for use of the room if they are in work; otherwise, the client claims for Universal Credit and pays the Single Room Rate of £100.00 per week including £10.00 per week for utilities, to the host.

All householders offering rooms are interviewed and their home is Health & Safety checked as part of the process. References are required along with routine checks with the Disclosure & Barring Services.  All being well, new hosts are then added to the LATCH Accommodation Register.