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Tuesday 21 November 2017
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Businesses and individuals can choose from a range of gifts on the John Lewis website to donate to Thames Reach. The list, which is active until Friday, 29 June, includes household items and furniture starting from as little as £2. These gifts will help people who were once on the street to settle into a flat of their own. 

Help at hand in Hackney for Eastern European homeless

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An innovative help and advice scheme for homeless Eastern European migrants in Hackney has been given the go-ahead after a successful pilot. Run by Thames Reach, the Mare Street drop-in centre helps these vulnerable people, who are not eligible for benefits, to find healthcare, housing and work. 


Graduates in the garden 

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Staff from leading IT specialists Fujitsu transformed the garden of a Thames Reach supported housing project in Brixton last month. The eight graduate trainees raised over £1,000 to pay for materials, drew up detailed landscaping plans, and spent a day completing a makeover of the back yard.


A shining example of jobs for the homeless

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"Neil Featherstone stuck his thumb onto the once-black shoe below him, softly massaging a cleansing creme to rub out the salt and grime..." Read an article in the International Herald Tribune on StreetShine, a social business supported by Thames Reach that gives London's homeless a skill and a job. 


Building partnerships and changing lives

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New links have been forged between the homelessness sector and the building industry, thanks to a unique conference held last month. 'Re: Building' aimed to break down the barriers that prevent homeless people from getting construction jobs. Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain chaired the conference, and his views on its success were covered in 24-dash.  


Please help us to continue supporting homeless and vulnerable people by donating to Thames Reach.

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