Finding work plays a key role in helping people on their
journey away from homelessness.
Thames Reach runs a range of schemes helping
formerly homeless people find work.
Boosting people’s self-confidence and
developing their skills and experience play a vital role in helping people get
helps people to take up training, education, volunteering and work
opportunities. This raises people's self-esteem and combats isolation and
depression. For many, it will lead to financial independence.
people into mainstream training and work, but also run schemes that offer
more specialised support. These include:
The farm project
, which gives people who have experienced
homelessness the chance to spend time working at an organic farm in Sussex.
offers people with little or no computer skills the
opportunity to learn at their own pace.
provides personalised action plans to people living in selected L&Q housing in order to help them get back into work.
The literacy support service helps formerly
homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded men and women to improve their
reading and writing skills.
Moving In Moving On (MIMO) is Thames Reach’s painting and decorating
course for long-term unemployed, homeless and vulnerable men and women.
The Peer Advisor Service helps people develop the skills and training needed to find employment.
Step Up – the Upwardly Mobile Network, is a
service to help people in low-paid jobs learn new skills and find better
work with better pay.
The TRaVEL volunteering scheme helps homeless and vulnerable people to
build their self-confidence, develop new skills and find opportunities for suitable employment.
Volunteering into Employment provides on-the-job experience and
training to people who are close to finding work but need a final helping hand.
The Work Ready Programme is a week long course
of activities, followed by an ongoing mentoring scheme to help participants acquire
the skills they are likely to need once in employment.
Twenty per cent of Thames Reach's workforce is made up
of formerly homeless people. You can find out more about service user employment on our Giving Real Opportunities for Work (GROW) site.