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Issue 11, May 2008

New academy to help homeless people into work

Photo: man sitting on paint pots

Thames Reach is setting up an employment academy in South London to help hundreds of homeless and unemployed men and women back into work. It will help reduce the number of people sleeping rough in the capital by helping homeless people develop new skills, build their confidence and find a job. 

Budget disappointment for super strength lager campaign

Photo: a can of Carlsberg Super Brew, only £1.45

Big Issue founder John Bird joined with Thames Reach in calling for an increase in taxation on super strength lagers in Chancellor Alastair Darling's March budget. This was part of a campaign by the charity to highlight the deaths among the capital's homeless caused by these cheap and readily available drinks. 

Go organic in support of homeless and vulnerable people

Photo: a group of people with produce

You can help vulnerable people to rebuild their lives by ordering organic fruit and vegetables from Thames Reach's 'Cabbages and Kings' delivery scheme. Run by people who have experienced homelessness, they can deliver to your home or office each week. The scheme is currently targeting south west London.

‘Young olds’ find a home in Lambeth

Photo of a hostel resident

The Government recognised the plight of ‘young olds’ in its Places for Change funding programme. The local authority in Lambeth has been given funding for a project helping these vulnerable men and women. This follows Thames Reach's campaign to see the needs of these former rough sleepers addressed.

Chairman and Chief Executive in conversation

Photo of Jeremy Swain

Listen to or download this ten-minute MP3 audio file to hear an interview with Ken Olisa, Thames Reach's Chairman, and Jeremy Swain, its Chief Executive. They talk about where Thames Reach has come from, where it is headed, and what makes the charity unique.

The sky's the limit when raising money for the homeless

Photo: a tandem skydive

Two Thames Reach staff members have jumped out of a plane to support homeless and vulnerable people. Petra Salva and Terri Filkins took part in a charity skydive to raise money for both Thames Reach and CRASH, the construction and property industry charity for the homeless.


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