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Issue 1, June 2006

Photograph of a gun's chamber with a single bullet reading Super Strength, 500ml

Campaign against damaging drinks

Thames Reach Bondway is lobbying the Government to reduce the availability of 'super strength' lagers and ciders. These drinks cause serious damage to health, premature deaths and social devastation among marginalised and homeless people.

Read more on our campaign against damaging drinks

An absolutely fabulous exhibition

Actress Joanna Lumley recently opened an exhibition of artwork produced by a group of former rough sleepers who use the services of Thames Reach Bondway.

Read the full story on the exhibition opened by Joanna Lumley

Stories from the Street

Journalists from the East London Advertiser and Radio 4's You and Yours have accompanied outreach workers from London Street Rescue, a service providing support to the capital's most vulnerable and isolated rough sleepers.

Read the story in the East London Advertiser
Listen to the broadcast on Radio 4

Hackney Empire stages homeless artists’ theatre exhibition

The V&A has linked up with artists from Thames Reach Bondway's Vision Impossible project to produce an exhibition of art based on the theme of theatre. "Stages" runs from Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 17 at the Hackney Empire at 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ. Admission is free.

Read the full story on the Vision Impossible exhibition

More than bricks and mortar

Isolation and an empty life can drive people back to the streets. Thames Reach Bondway combats this by:

  • Restoring family ties
    After 23 years separated from his family, hostel resident Ken Eveleigh was reunited with his brothers by Thames Reach Bondway staff. 
    Read Ken's story

Are you killing with kindness?

In March, Thames Reach Bondway supported Westminster City Council's 'Killing with Kindness' campaign, which warns Londoners that giving spare change to people who beg could help them to buy the drugs that kill them.

Read more on the Killing with Kindness campaign

Single people need help too

Councils have been urged not to ignore single homeless people in favour of the more emotive issue of family homelessness by Thames Reach Bondway Chief Executive Jeremy Swain.

Read the full article on single homelessness in Community Care


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© Thames Reach Bondway
122-126 Backchurch Lane, London E1 1ND
Chief Executive - Jeremy Swain
Patron - The Rt Rev Dr Thomas Butler, Bishop of Southwark
Thames Reach Bondway is an Industrial & Provident Society registered under the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965, Register No. 24377R and is an exempt charity funded by the Association of London Government, London Authorities, Housing Corporation, charitable and individual supporters.