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Issue 18, August 2010.


Homeless migrants facing destitution

Consulate information

Thames Reach has warned that impoverished rough sleepers from Central and Eastern Europe living on London’s streets have been found eating rats and drinking lethal alcoholic hand wash stolen from hospitals.

Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain expressed his concern at the appalling conditions faced by destitute rough sleepers from new European Union states.



'Routes Home' for Central and Eastern European homeless

Routes Home homeless man

 Homelessness charity Thames Reach has teamed up with the Mayor of London to produce an online guide for services that want to help Central and Eastern Europeans sleeping rough on the capital’s streets.


Thames Reach chairman Ken Olisa awarded OBE

Thames Reach chairman Ken Olisa

Thames Reach chairman Ken Olisa has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his work in tackling homelessness in London.

Ken Olisa has been chairman of Thames Reach since 1996 during which time the homelessness charity has helped tens of thousands of homeless people to turn their lives around.



The bitter taste of defeat

Photograph of Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain

Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain has been writing a blog looking at ending homelessness in London. Jeremy's latest blog looks at the damage caused by super-strength lagers and ciders and how these deadly drinks caused the death of Stephen, a man Jeremy first met in the 1980's. 


Run for Thames Reach

A photo of a man who recently ran in aid of Thames Reach

Keen athletes now have the chance to run the The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon through London’s historic parkland in aid of Thames Reach. The race takes place on Sunday 10 October 2010, which is also the date for World Homeless day. People can get involved in fundraising for Thames Reach to mark World Homeless Day, further details will be in the next e-reach.




Thames Reach calls for public to help terminally ill former rough sleeper

Thames Reach service user Derrick Riddell

Homelessness charity Thames Reach is calling on the public to help terminally ill former rough sleeper Derrick Riddell get the urgent medical treatment he needs to spend the last few weeks of his life with his family back in his native Jamaica.




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