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Issue 12, September 2008

Olympic challenge

Rough sleeper

The Department for Communities and Local Government is launching a new strategy this autumn to reduce rough sleeping to as close to zero as possible. Thames Reach has contributed a formal response to the exercise. With the London Olympics now less than four years away, Thames Reach is determined to use the date to galvanise support behind the bid to end rough sleeping by 2012.

Blowing the lid on the super-strength scandal

A can of Tennent's Super

All the latest news from Thames Reach’s super-strength campaign including; an industry insider’s view on the super-strength scandal, the drinks industry watchdog backing the sale of super-strength beers in half litre cans, a move by Tennent’s Super manufacturer Inbev to reduce the size of their cans, and the Sunday Mirror joins the campaign against super-strength beers. 

The dangers of drinking sterilising handwash 

Handgel image

Charity staff working with the capital's homeless have expressed concern at a dangerous new trend which has seen the death of three rough sleepers after drinking sterilising hand wash stolen from hospitals. Lewisham hospital in South East London has reported ten cases of people stealing containers of the 70% ethyl alcohol Spirigel fluid.   

Thames Reach endorsement from influential organisation

NPC logo stretch

Thames Reach has received an endorsement from a highly influential organisation, which promotes Britain’s best charities. New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has been described by The Evening Standard as ‘The best philanthropy advisors in the world’. Charities are measured and endorsed based on their overall results and effectiveness.

Government support for Thames Reach's GROW scheme


The government has thrown its weight behind Thames Reach’s GROW scheme, which helps formerly homeless people get back into work.

Housing Minister Caroline Flint announced a £200,000 initiative to help around 800 people find work in the homelessness sector over the next two years.




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