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Long lost father reunited with son
An 89-year-old Thames Reach service user has been reunited with his son who believed he had died after going missing ten years ago.
Thames Reach has produced a newsletter exploring new and existing projects at the charity and developments in the ways in which homelessness is being tackled in the capital.
Christmas tree donation spreads festive cheer
A long term supporter of Thames Reach has kindly spread some Christmas cheer among the homeless and long-term unemployed people, volunteers and staff at the Employment Academy in Camberwell.
Awards for people taking a big step away from homelessness
An inspirational awards ceremony organised by Thames Reach has taken place in central London giving formerly homeless people a cash reward to help them take a positive step forward in their life.
Exploring the issue of Central and Eastern European homelessness in the UK free seminar
A free seminar for people working with Central and Eastern European rough sleepers in the UK is taking place at the Thames Reach Employment Academy in south London this January.
New City Lit courses at the Employment Academy
Two new accredited courses that will help people improve their IT and maths skills are being launched at the Thames Reach Employment Academy.
Building site managers generous donation
A building site manager has generously donated a £250 award to Thames Reach, after working with formerly homeless apprentices on the development of the Thames Reach Employment Academy.
Thames Reach and Groundswell scoop prestigious awards
Thames Reach and its partner organisation Groundswell have won two of the countrys leading homelessness awards.
Thames Reach AGM
Thames Reach held its AGM last night at the Employment Academy in Camberwell at which it adopted its annual accounts and elected the board for the coming year.
World Homeless Day 2014
Today marks World Homeless Day. The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless peoples needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.
Team Thames Reach tackle London to Brighton Bike Ride
A group of 13 charity fundraisers completed a London to Brighton cycle challenge earlier this month raising over £3000 for Thames Reach.
Hostel residents attend VIP concert
Two residents from Thames Reachs Graham House hostel in Vauxhall received an unexpected surprise after being offered VIP tickets to see top pop artist, Goldfrapp.
Service in Focus peer mentoring
Service in Focus highlights the innovative work of Thames Reach and how the lives of the people in individual projects are being transformed.
Team Thames Reach to tackle London to Brighton Bike Ride
Staff from across Thames Reach have formed a team to tackle the London to Brighton Bike Ride in September and raise the issue of homelessness in the UK.
Thames Reach and Groundswell schemes nominated for prestigious award
Schemes run by Thames Reach and partner organisation Groundswell have been shortlisted for the countrys leading homelessness awards.
Art exhibition in aid of Londons homeless
Thames Reachs Employment Academy in Camberwell will be hosting an exhibition of paintings by renowned local artist Octavia Milner with all proceeds from the exhibition going to the homeless charity.
Big Lottery funded You First team launch
A ground-breaking £10million You First service funded by the Big Lottery and supporting the most vulnerable and chaotic adults living in south London is being launched this week.
Sun Café opens at the Thames Reach Employment Academy
A new café based at the Thames Reach Employment Academy in Camberwell has opened its doors to the public.
Lambeth High Street summer barbecue
Lambeth High Street staff and residents came together earlier this week for their annual summer barbecue.
London homelessness services strengthen links with European counterparts
Homelessness services in London have teamed up with their counterparts in Poland and Romania to provide better support to the growing number of Central and Eastern European rough sleepers in the capital.
London Reconnection Project receives Comic Relief grant
The work of Thames Reachs London Reconnection Project has received a boost in the shape of a £120,000 grant from the Comic Relief Safer Lives Programme.
Thames Reach supporters cycling adventure
Long-time Thames Reach supporter Nick Bolton is embarking on a fundraising adventure in aid of Thames Reach cycling the 1000 miles from Lands End to John OGroats.
Chancellors Cat in Street Rescue Operation
Chancellor George Osbornes cat Freya was found and helped home by an outreach worker from the homelessness charity Thames Reach after she found her in distress on the streets of Vauxhall last night.
Support worker plans to run in style
Thames Reach support worker Callum Whelan will be running the Brit 10k run in aid of Thames Reach in July and he has promised to do it in style if he reaches his sponsorship target.
Rotary Club support for Thames Reach
Rotary Club members from Londons East End visited a Thames Reach outreach team in Tower Hamlets this week to donate a selection of toiletries to the capitals homeless and to hear about and witness the work of a homelessness charity.
Viral campaigner backs Thames Reach
A kind-hearted Londoner, whose campaign in support of homeless man that she met after a night out went viral via social media, has set up a fundraising campaign in aid of Thames Reach.
Thames Reach diabetes project wins prestigious award
An innovative project developed in partnership between Thames Reach and Kings College Hospital has won one of the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards for its work in supporting people with diabetes.
Thames Reach feature in begging documentary
Thames Reach staff and some of the people using its services appeared recently in a documentary exploring the issues of why giving money to people begging can cause serious problems.
Cinema goers raise funds for Londons homeless
Thames Reach has benefitted from a £3,300 cheque presented by MP Kate Hoey on behalf of south London organisation Vauxhall One.
Thames Reach is offering up a series of sporting opportunities and challenges this year for cyclists and runners to do the thing they love or for people to try something new, whilst raising money for the homeless.
Art at the Academy
The Thames Reach Employment Academy played host to an exhibition by local artists in its main event space earlier this week.
Waitrose Community Matters fundraising in aid of Thames Reach
A busy Islington branch of Waitrose recently linked up with Thames Reach in order to encourage customers to donate to the charity as part of its Community Matters scheme.
Digi-buddies for Lambeth residents
Thames Reach is working in partnership with Lambeth Council to deliver an innovative new IT peer support project to help local residents get online.
Thames Reach recognised in Sunday Times Top 100 Best not-for-profit organisations to work for
Thames Reach has been recognised as one of Britains top not-for-profit employers in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For list 2014, being placed at 94th on the list.
A website set up to provide guidance to British organisations helping destitute rough sleepers to return home has been updated and expanded to feature key information on homeless services across the European Union.
A royal visit
HRH Princess Anne visited the Thames Reach Graham House hostel in Vauxhall this week and met up with residents and staff.
New women's running club at the Employment Academy
A new running group for women who are socially excluded or have experienced homelessness is launching at the Thames Reach Employment Academy this week.
Hammersmith & Fulham Progressions
A new service in Hammersmith & Fulham has been set up to help formerly homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded people find work.
Vulnerable south London residents to benefit from Big Lottery Fund
People in south London with the most complex needs are set to be helped through a £9.7 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
Service in Focus - Peer Landlord London
The new Service in Focus section of the website will highlight the innovative work of Thames Reach and how the lives of the people in individual projects are being transformed.
New Digi-buddies scheme to help Lambeth residents get online
Thames Reachs Employment and Resettlement team is working in partnership with Lambeth Council to deliver an innovative new IT service to help local residents get online.
Walthamstow pub raises funds for London's homeless
A popular Walthamstow pub has helped raise over £600 in aid of Thames Reach.
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