In 1959 a small group of Christians identified a need for accommodation and support for men being released from prison. So the formed the Langley House Trust (LHT). LHT committee members noticed that prisoners on release were being shunned by society, neglected of support, shelter, opportunities and most crucially, forgiveness. Since 1959 LHT continued to expand and now operates 80 properties across the UK, supporting 700 men to transform their lives.
LHT expects all staff members to put into practice the organisations mission statement – ‘As a Christian charity we work with individuals who are at risk of offending, or who have offended, establishing positive foundations so that they can lead crime-free lives and become contributors to our society.’ The management teams are also expected to embrace the core aspect of Christian belief – ‘At LHT we believe all people are made in God’s image; loved by him regardless; called into community; offered redemption by his grace and promised his glory.’