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Prime Minister and Communities Secretary visit Thames Reach
Prime Minister Theresa May and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid visited the Thames Reach Employment Academy in Camberwell today to meet the formerly homeless people using the services there and the staff that support them.
Thames Reach appoints a new chair to its Board of Trustees
Thames Reach has appointed Stephen Howard, a former Chief Executive at two FTSE 250 Index-listed companies and at a leading civil society network, as Chair of its Board of Trustees.
Government minister visits Graham House hostel
Minister Sarah Newton visited a Thames Reach hostel in Vauxhall earlier this month to meet staff and former rough sleepers who are now residents there.
Thames Reach holds first MIMO course just for women
The first ever Moving In Moving On (MIMO) painting and decorating course exclusively for women finished last month at the Thames Reach Employment Academy, with a 100% completion rate.
Thames Reach welcomes new Government funding package
Thames Reach has welcomed the Governments announcement of a new £40 million pound funding package aimed at preventing homelessness and turning around the lives of people sleeping rough.
Twenty two graduate from latest Work Ready Programme
Last week saw another successful Work Ready Programme take place at the Thames Reach Employment Academy, with 22 people graduating from the course.
Wellbeing Day brings care providers together in Wandsworth
In August, Thames Reach Wandsworth hosted its Wellbeing Day, an event aimed at promoting the importance of physical and mental wellbeing when providing support and accommodation to vulnerable adults in the local community.
Youngest ever fundraiser pays Thames Reach a visit
Last month, Thames Reachs youngest ever fundraiser Emily Hill, who is seven years old, paid a visit to see how the money she raised is put to good use in helping homeless and vulnerable people.
Thames Reach reiterates need to address mental health problems among rough sleepers
Thames Reach has reiterated the need to address the serious problem of mental health issues among people sleeping rough in London.
Thames Reach welcomes homelessness report
Thames Reach has welcomed the latest report on homelessness by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.
Thames Reach staff member set for fundraising run
Sporting challenges such as long distance runs and cycle rides are a great way to test yourself physically, get fit and raise money for a worthwhile cause. Thames Reach finance officer Colin Nye is one person challenging himself to go a bit further.
Springboard into work for L&Q residents
Hundreds of vulnerable people in supported accommodation across London are set to benefit from a new project helping them to find work.
Croydon campaign seeks local support to end rough sleeping
Residents and local businesses are being sought to help out with a campaign aiming to end rough sleeping in the London Borough of Croydon.
Breakthrough Project: helping homeless people find work
A new report has been launched highlighting Thames Reachs progress in breaking down the barriers that prevent homeless people from finding and keeping jobs.
Cathy Come Home performance streaming live tonight
A special one-off stage performance of the classic Ken Loach film Cathy Come Home is taking place at the Barbican this evening, 5 July, at 7.30pm, with the public able to watch via a livestream on Youtube.
Rough sleeping figures for London announced
The rough sleeping figures for London, which were released yesterday, show a worrying 7% rise in the number of people found sleeping rough across the course of the year.
Pop up seafood fundraiser at the Employment Academy
One of the capitals most popular pop-up seafood restaurants is hosting a fundraising dinner at the Employment Academy courtyard in Camberwell in early July to raise money to support Thames Reachs work with homeless and vulnerable people.
Croydon project housing homeless hospital patients
An innovative project in Croydon is proving successful in housing homeless hospital patients and reducing the pressure on hospital bed spaces in the borough.
Award nomination for the Work Ready Programme
The Work Ready Programme, a course run by Thames Reach in partnership with management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, has been announced as a finalist at the Responsible Business Awards 2016, organised by Business in the Community.
Successful Work Ready Programme
Thames Reachs first Work Ready Programme of 2016 took place at the Employment Academy in Camberwell last week, with 21 people graduating from the course.
Week of creative workshops to take place at the Thames Reach Employment Academy
The Thames Reach Employment Academy in Camberwell is running a series of short creative taster sessions for the public as part of the Festival of Learning in early July.
Half marathon feat a fundraising success
A Thames Reach supporter has raised £435 for the charity by running a half marathon in the capital.
Corporate partner steps up support with bike donation
Clear, a marketing strategy consultancy, has come up with an innovative idea for a donation to Thames Reach.
TRIO succeeds in helping over 1,000 people in three years
An innovative Thames Reach outreach service has helped over 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people since its inception three years ago.
Thames Reach looking to recruit new Chair
Thames Reach is looking to recruit a new Chair to its board who is passionate about the work of the charity, and committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people transform their lives.
Peer Landlord London: What we've learnt
Thames Reach has, over the last few years, developed Peer Landlord London, a hybrid between social housing and the private rented sector.
Generous response to Thames Reach towel request
Last month, Thames Reach launched a call for donations of towels from supporters, a request which has lead to a huge show of generosity from one family.
Thames Reach launches TST service
Thames Reach has launched a service which will help former rough sleepers maintain their accommodation in flats across South London.
Work Ready Programme
Thames Reachs Work Ready Programme, designed in collaboration with management consultancy firm McKinsey, is a week long course of activities, followed by an ongoing mentoring scheme to help participants acquire the skills they are likely to need once in employment
Thames Reach seeking towel donations
Thames Reach is asking supporters to donate towels to its hostels for homeless and vulnerable people.
Thames Reach staff recognised at award ceremony
Two Thames Reach staff members were recognised for their work at the recent Charity Staff & Volunteer Awards 2016, an annual ceremony which focuses on the endeavours of individual charity staff and volunteers, and run by the Charity Staff Foundation.
Supporter running a dozen half-marathons for Thames Reach
A Thames Reach supporter is running 12 half-marathons and a series of longer and shorter races to raise money for the charity.
Thames Reach reacts to the Budget statement on homelessness
The budget statement announcing a further £115 million of funding to tackle homelessness has been well received by staff at Thames Reach who have proposed spending some of this money on vulnerable people sleeping rough with mental health issues.
Call to end tax breaks on cheap super-strength cider
Thames Reach is supporting a campaign organised by health bodies to end tax breaks on cheap super-strength cider.
Pioneering Single Homeless Hub launches in Hackney
Last week saw the official launch of the pioneering Single Homeless Hub, which brings together for the first time health, housing and care experts under one roof at The Greenhouse, a walk-in centre jointly run by Thames Reach, Hackney Council and the NHS
Homeless people receive refurbished laptops in groundbreaking initiative
Homeless people in the capital are being given refurbished laptop computers thanks to a groundbreaking initiative aiming to help individuals get online.
Thames Reach recognised in Best Companies survey
Thames Reach has been named as one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK.
Super-strength drinks removed from stores near Clapham hostel
Super-strength drinks are being taken off the shelves of local stores around Thames Reach's Robertson Street hostel in Clapham after being linked with poor health, anti-social behavior and deaths.
Thames Reach trainees and apprentices graduate
A graduation ceremony for Thames Reachs Traineeship and Apprenticeship scheme 2015/16 took place at the Employment Academy at the end of January.
Website launches for scheme helping low paid workers onto London Living Wage
A new scheme for low paid workers in the capital has launched its official website in order to help people find jobs that offer the London Living Wage of £9.40 an hour.
Thames Reach supports Lead London Home campaign
Thames Reach is supporting a new campaign calling on the next Mayor of London to commit to steps that will significantly help single homeless people in the capital.
Helping London's homeless people survive the cold weather
Emergency accommodation is being opened up across London to prevent the deaths of homeless people during the current bout of severe, cold weather.
Thames Reach completes Housing First scheme
Thames Reach has successfully completed a three-year project supporting 14 of the capitals most entrenched rough sleepers in a bid to help them escape homelessness.
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