Lambeth high need supported housing service for poly drug users and those with complex needs

As part of Lambeth’s Pathway Model, Latch House offers 24-hour support and short stay housing for 15 poly drug users with complex needs, plus nine second stage units for those who no longer require 24-hour supported housing.

Nacro has worked in partnership with Blenheim CDP for a number of years delivering specialist drugs programme interventions onsite. We now also work closely with the Integrated Offender Manager Team and a range of other statutory and voluntary services in the community using an holistic approach, individually and in groups, to address the issues such as substance misuse, recovery, offending, antisocial behaviour and relationship issues.

At Latch House, we use a combination or art-led sessions, fitness and health interventions, specialist probation mental health intervention and communal activities such as cooking as a means of creating a community in which change can occur. Our 24-hour hostel has a sympathetic approach to room layout, where resident art is on display, and a large well-equipped kitchen and outdoor space where herbs and veg are cultivated to foster communal activity. Annual open day BBQs, which most residents are involved in, are a great success. We also adapt flexibly to the changing strategic needs of the local authority to service users with substance misuse and complex needs in Lambeth.