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LHS Newsletter hot off the press!

We have just finished our latest newsletter, so please do have a read HERE or pop in and grab a hardcopy version (or several if you are part of a group or organisation).  Also, see below for the full-length articles about three LHS clients – Kaylea, Jon and Matt. Kaylea heads for a secure future Kaylea, […]

LHS has a New Year buzz!

We’ve had a great start to the New Year at LHS and just wanted to share a few things. New Job Club We have started a new Job Club led by ETHOS advisor, Shirley Steele (Pictured below with the scarf). 3 clients came away from the first session with freshly updated CV’s and one was even […]


We were saddened to hear of the recent death of Lady Anne Hayter MBE who died peacefully at home at the end of October, aged 95. Lady Anne was much loved and valued by everyone who came into contact with her. She was the inspiration behind the creation of the hostel and worked tirelessly with […]

New Budgeting Course – Vote For Us!

LHS has been entered into a competition called “Heart of the Community” in the Surrey Mirror and the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser newspapers – and we need your vote! LeatherHead Start’s goal is that all our clients can move on into not just a more stable living situation but also with the essential life skills […]

Sam completes 12 week Prince’s Trust course

Hey, my name is Sam. I’m 22 years old and after hearing my friends go on about this Prince’s Trust thing I thought I’d give it a go. I had recently quit my job with Domino’s Pizza and wanted to take my life in a new direction. When Kat, one of the LHS staff, took […]

Veggie Donation to Fairfield Centre

Our allotment has been producing quite a few veggies – too many for us to use here at the hostel – so we have decided to take the excess produce to the Fairfield Centre, a social meeting place aimed at people over the age of the 60. Photo below: Fairfield Centre Manager Christina May gladly receives our […]

“The Challenge” Young People Visit LHS

We were approached by The Challenge, an organisation running summer schemes for young people, 15-17 years old, giving them opportunities to meet new people, build their skills and link up with a local charity, be exposed to social issues and be a part of the solution. Two groups of 12 young people came to visit […]

House Concert at LHS

Local singer/songwriter Adam Wedd came to play a House Concert for us on Monday 25th June. He dazzled us with classics like ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen mingled with a few of his beautiful original tunes as well. Spirits were lifted and hearts inspired on this special night. Thank you Adam and […]