LDHAS is assisting those who are homeless or in housing poverty in the Lancaster and Morecambe area and surrounding districts.
One way we can help is through our day centre based in Edward Street (Lancaster) which provides housing advice to the roofless and those in housing poverty. This is done by a dedicated team of staff who work alongside other organisations to provide support. The ultimate goal of this work is to find suitable long term accommodation for homeless clients, and to equip them with skills needed to sustain a tenancy. Alongside this work we also provide for clients immediate needs i.e. food, shower and laundry facilities. The food service relies upon one part time staff member and many dedicated volunteers.
We run weekday classes at the the day centre, Skills4Life, where clients are encouraged to gain appropriate skills and knowledge to enter volunteering, training or employment opportunities.
We also visit our clients in their homes in order to enable them to maintain their accommodation. This work assists our client’s by supporting them to learn to set up their own tenancies and to teach them to budget, deal with debts and liaise with various agencies so they are empowered to deal with any issues they may encounter in the future.