Sue’s Story

amount of time sleeping on friends sofas, known as sofa surfing, but it was long enough to realise she was at real risk of ‘slipping through the net.’

Home Turf Lettings Scoops Prestigious Award

Home Turf Lettings, DHI’s social lettings agency, has scooped Letting Agent of the Year award at the Bath Property Awards 2021. Home Turf Lettings is a not-for-profit social enterprise specialising in letting affordable, private accommodation to tenants on low incomes and in housing need. Home Turf Lettings have housed over 300 people who would have […]

HTL team up with local business to help rough sleepers off the streets

A partnership between a Bath business and a local charity to help rough sleepers off the streets last winter has been hailed as a success. The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is an initiative co-ordinated by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Housing Services team and prevents winter deaths amongst rough sleepers by providing additional […]

Simon’s Story

“At my lowest point, I felt like the saddest man in the world. My son had been taken from me, I was living an isolated life in a tent in the woods. I was drinking. I was using heroin. I was thinking seriously about taking my own life. “I spent two months in that desperate […]

Will’s Story

Will found himself coming to the end of his stay in temporary accommodation with no further accommodation forthcoming for him. Due to his age, he was only eligible for the shared room rate for LHA, which left few housing options. Will had lost both of his parents before adulthood, and so didn’t have a support […]

Rob’s Story

“My marriage breakdown meant that I suddenly became homeless shortly before my 51st birthday with just a bag of clothes, my work clothes, and no money. For two nights, I slept on a camp bed in the night shelter in Bath, before getting a small room, and then other temporary accommodation. Having access to a […]

One of our success stories

When Joan inherited a family property, she decided to rent it out and wanted the assurance that the tenant would be reliable and the property looked after. Sarah had recently been made homeless, and was currently sleeping on her son’s sofa. She found out about Home Turf Lettings through the local housing support charity DHI. […]