Due to COVID-19, Latch’s young people have been unable to directly access support and training services. All support has been delivered remotely, either over the phone or via IT. The lack of contact with support workers has been a huge loss to the young people Latch supports, and has caused anxiety in both young people and staff.
LandAid’s £3,854 funding will cover the cost of PPE and other hygiene resources over the coming 6-12 months. This will enable support workers to better perform their roles and ensure safety.
This £18,199 phase two grant will enable Latch Ltd to re-model the ground floor meeting and utility spaces to create safe spaces for receiving visitors, and conducting face to face sessions on an office/home rota system. Complimenting this is an update of the IT systems infrastructure to facilitate efficient home working and web-based interaction with tenants and trainees.
Latch is an innovative community-based housing organisation that provides supported housing for people who are homeless or in housing crisis. Its service enables people to access high quality housing at a time of crisis and receive support to enable them to have successful tenancies and in time to move on to permanent accommodation.