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.
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