in Vauxhall is Thames Reach’s largest hostel, being home to 69 former rough
The hostel had a quarter of a million pound revamp in 2012, organised through
the Government’s Places of Change programme. This included a new self-catering
kitchen where residents can cook for themselves and prepare for independent
Graham House works closely with partner agencies, including the Intermediate Care Project. Headed up by the Three Boroughs
Nursing Team, it provides health care input supporting
the varied and sometimes complex health needs of residents.
The hostel also operates as a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE),
in association with the South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust
(SLaM). Psychologists have been based on site, working with a support
team, and with service users, since 2015.
PIE stems from work by the Royal College of Psychiatrists,
recognising the high levels of emotional trauma that accompany, and in many
cases precede, an individual becoming homeless.
provides access to therapies that more complex elements of the homeless
population currently miss out on due to the chaotic lifestyle associated with
substance misuse or a failure to engage with health and homelessness support
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