It is with regret that we announce that we have had to close our services for the time being due to Coronavirus. It was an extremely difficult decision to make but to ensure that safety of our clients, staff and volunteers we felt that it was wise to take government advice in attempt to minimize the risk for all. However, you can still follow us on Facebook to keep in touch with the latest developments.


Welcome to the Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service 

The project was set up in 1987 by a group of local churches who were all providing a service for local people in housing poverty. The Homeless Action Service was built in 1992 with a considerable amount of incredible support from local people and churches. We became a registered charity in 1992 and a limited company by guarantee in 1999.

We are a day centre based in Edward Street in Lancaster which provides housing advice to the street homeless and those in housing poverty.

Our clients are ordinary people who circumstances have altered their way of life, people who have been in care, come from broken homes, have addictions, come out of the services, come out of prison.

For many years we have run a Christmas shelter, 24/7 from Christmas Eve for 5 days and nights. There is nothing else in the Lancaster District which consistently gives this support.

Our Mission Statement 

The Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service seeks to provide and improve services for those you are homeless or have housing related needs by the following means:


Aims and Objectives

  • Identifying and responding to homelessness and housing related needs.
  • Working directly or in partnership with other agencies to promote accessible, responsive and suitable services.
  • Offering day centre facilities that offer care and support for homeless people and those with housing related needs.
  • Offering advice, information and advocacy service on housing and related issues.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date awareness of the needs of those who are homeless or have housing related needs through monitoring, maintaining and generating data for both the project and a wider audience.
  • Seeking to inform and guide policy locally and nationally that affects homeless people and those with housing related needs.
  • Maximising available resources through seeking out alternative funding, encouraging participation of project users, valuing and developing staff and volunteers and encouraging active support from all sectors of the community.
  • Promoting equality of opportunity for all throughout all aspects of the service.

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