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Tuesday 21 November 2017
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A homeless man on the street

New statistics released this month show the number of people sleeping rough in London has increased by 15%. Despite the concern over the rise in numbers of rough sleepers the statistics also show that one third of people are only spending a very short time on the street before being helped off the street by outreach workers.     


Homelessness and drugs agency form partnership

Brixton step resident Barney

Homelessness agency Thames Reach and drugs agency Blenheim CDP have formed a new partnership to help improve the lives of some of London’s most vulnerable and socially excluded people. The two organisations already have a strong track record of providing high quality, integrated services.


Top Mayoral advisor at conference for London's homeless

Photo from the Thames Reach service user conference

The Mayor’s Director of Housing, Richard Blakeway, spoke at a conference organised by Thames Reach last week for the homeless and formerly homeless people who use the charity’s services. He was among guests on a panel invited to answer questions on homelessness issues posed by Thames Reach service users.

Tweet, tweet!

Icon for Twitter

Thames Reach has joined the social networking revolution by setting up a Twitter blog and Facebook causes page. Using these tools enables Thames Reach to get news and information about Thames Reach to a new audience in a quick and easy way. Chief Executive Jeremy Swain has also been tweeting over the past few weeks, as well as setting up a new blog looking at ending homelessness in London.


From banker to beggar?


Photograph of Jeremy Swain

It seems that for the journalists contacting Thames Reach there is only one story in town - a poignant credit-crunch tale involving a homeowner (ideally a banker) who has lost their job, their home and their car, and has resorted to living in a cardboard box or shop doorway.


Skydiving in aid of Thames Reach

Skydiving for Thames Reach

Only for the brave! Thames Reach supporters now have the opportunity to skydive in aid of Thames Reach. Marvel at the effects of gravity as you freefall earthwards, securely connected to a highly qualified instructor who safely controls your descent. This is a challenge you will not forget in a hurry and ideal for those who are after a serious adrenaline rush!


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