History

Turning Lives Around (TLA) has a long heritage of preventing homelessness for those most vulnerable and at the margins of society.

From its humble beginnings in the early 1970s, TLA was originally called Leeds Housing Concern (LHC). 

Even then, LHC was a pioneering housing organisation that worked with vulnerable adults and young people to prevent homelessness and help people get back on their feet and live fulfilling lives in sustainable communities.

TLA works with people who have a history of drugs and drink abuse, ex-convicts and those who have been abused and are either homeless or facing homelessness, single or families.

But preventing and solving homelessness is more than just a roof over someone’s head. TLA supports people marginalised in society to get back on their feet and lead independent lives.

TLA supports them through education in academic and social skills, offering them training for jobs and has set up its own social enterprise, Clean Start. Set up to provide part-time employment for a handful of people. Today, Clean Start is a profitable business offering full-time work and service in West Yorkshire.

Turning Lives Around has come a long way in more than 40 years. 

Today, we work on our own and collaborate with partners across Leeds and West Yorkshire to provide unique and bespoke housing and employment solutions for people.

Having won our first contract outside Leeds in 2017, in Wakefield, we are suitably placed to offer our services around the UK at a time when the social housing sector faces one of its toughest challenges.