The Service was set up in the autumn of 1992 as the 'Leyland Churches Homeless Project' to provide Emergency Accommodation by Host Families for homeless Young People in the Leyland area.
SLEAP now also provide a Supported Lodgings Scheme, which offers medium term accommodation to enable Young People to live more independently. For a number of Young People going back to live within a structured family situation can be very challenging. However, most benefit from this support and in turn are then more able to maintain their move-on accommodation.
SLEAP is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity. It is managed by a Board of Trustees who represent a number of churches in Leyland.