Latch is an innovative homelessness charity that is leading the way in bringing empty street properties back into use to help tackle homelessness. The charity is currently seeking help with funding its new project, ‘Creating Homes from Empty Properties’, which starts this year.
The new project involves converting a large empty commercial or community property into eight self-contained flats for homeless young people. We’ve allocated Latch a grant of £100,000 to help with the building work.
Once the property is fully modernised and furnished it will provide eight young homeless people with a home of their own, a place where they can begin to make a positive change in their lives.
Prospective tenants will be able to volunteer on the building site and gain on-the-job training in joinery, plastering and decoration. This will give them valuable skills and confidence while undertaking accredited training to prepare them for the future.