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Local support: How Thames Reachs Sutton Reach project helps people find fulfilment in their lives
Many people using Thames Reach services have been able to turn their lives around with the help of local, community-focused floating support services that provide mental health and housing advice, and encourage people to find fulfilling activities that aid on the path to recovery.
New scheme jumpstarts employment hopes
A formerly homeless man has been helped to find work thanks to an innovative partnership between Thames Reach and L&Q.
Increase in rough sleeping leads to calls for national strategy to end this scandal
The DCLG has announced annual rough sleeping figures for England showing a 16% national increase on last year.
Help for rough sleepers during the cold weather
Emergency bed spaces for people sleeping rough are being made available across London, in order to prevent deaths during the current spell of severe cold weather.
Inspirational homelessness activist dies
Jimmy Carlson - an inspirational activist who was awarded an OBE for services to combatting homelessness - has died aged 69.
Tenancy Sustainment Team seeking new volunteers
Thames Reachs Tenancy Sustainment Team (TST) is currently seeking new volunteers to help the service support formerly homeless people in London.
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.
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