Introduction to The LATCH Project
This short video captures how the LATCH Project aims to help homeless people aged 18+ in the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas.
Our thanks and gratitude to Alexandra Coeln for creating this video for the project.
The Future of The LATCH Project
The problem of homelessness in Bromley has not gone away and in fact, continues to worsen. LATCH is the only local organisation committed to assisting and supporting the homeless when they have no where else to turn for help.
Social Services no longer have a statutory responsibility to help those aged 18 to 25. Yet, in this age group there are so many people who, despite not meeting all the criteria to enter the care system, are still sofa-surfing for months on end, deeply vulnerable and at risk.
There is still no hostel accommodation available in central Bromley to accommodate the needs of the homeless. The bed and breakfast accommodations being used as a solution to housing and homeless problems, don't unfortunately provide the safe and stable environment, which is ideal to create a sense of belonging and act as a springboard from which to build the much needed resilience towards independent living.