Supported Housing Service
The aim of the service is to provide housing, support and skills to people who are homeless or in difficult housing circumstancess.
We aim to help people achieve:
- a stable secure home and good tenancy management skills
- improved confidence and self-esteem through through volunteering, training or other activities
- a greater sense of independence and self-reliance.
LATCH has a number of properties in Leeds 6, 7, 8 and 9. We have a range of one, two and three bedroomed houses and flats.
Our properties are fully furnished and equipped with everything you need to make a fresh start.
Self-help and self-reliance
Our service has a strong emphasis on self-help. We will help participants take a more planned approach to their lives through our support planning system. Helping people feel more confident about managing some of the more challenging aspects of life, such as paying bills, living well on a low income, getting a job, is part of our work.
For a place on the scheme you must be willing to take part in our 12 month programme of support. During this period you will be allocated a key worker who will help you. LATCH support workers can help you with the following:
- Managing your tenancy.
- Taking care of your emotional and physical well-being
- Budgeting and money management
- Help with welfare benefits
- Getting out more and meeting people
- Finding a suitable training course with LATCH or other education provider.
- Help to improve your employment prospects
- Managing any drug or alcohol related issues
In September 2004 Lauren found herself homeless. She was also expecting a baby. After being placed in various hostels which she found extremely stressful this is what she has to say about LATCH…
LATCH contacted me after I had filled in application form and I agreed to meet up with them for a chat. I was very nervous and apprehensive about the meeting but was immediately put at ease by my support worker. I moved into my new home in after spending a month on my mum’s sofa. Since receiving help and support from LATCH, my life has completely turned around. My support worker helped and encouraged me to get back into education.
Before receiving support from LATCH I had low self-confidence. I have now moved onto independent accommodation after graduating with a Psychology degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. My daughter Isabelle is now 7 years old.
LATCH is a truly remarkable organisation, and I feel that there are so many people that could benefit from the amazing members of staff that are always ready to help.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:07)