Our history

In desperation, one man in the 1950s set fire to a curtain so that he could be re-arrested and go back to prison.

For him, prison was ‘safer’ than the outside world. At that time, there was no home for him and no help.

The story of Langley House Trust started in 1958 in response to that desperate act. Our founders ‘Team K’ and John Dodd set up the first project in Winchester in 1959 for male offenders leaving prison.

We now operate in over 80 properties in 22 local authority areas across England, working with over 700 men and women every year. Click here for more information on our services.

We are proud of our Christian heritage and are built on firm Christian principles and foundations. However, our services are for people of any faith or no faith.

Recent events – 

  • October 2013 – Langley House Trust merged with Kainos Community to expand its community offender services into prison. Click here for more information on Kainos Community
  • August 2012 – Langley House Trust took over Tekoa House (formerly Walker House), a homeless hostel in Rochdale, to provide temporary housing solutions for homeless men and women.
  • February 2012 – Langley House Trust merged with Stepping Stones Trust in London. Langley now provides over 100 bed spaces for male offenders in the community in the London boroughs of Croydon, Brent and Sutton.

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