No organisation can do it all on its own and
at Thames Reach we believe it is our responsibility to work with others so that
our service users have the best chance of turning their lives around.
partnerships can extend across many groups, as in the case of the Living Well Collaborative
where we work closely with GPs, the London Borough of Lambeth, the South London
and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, other voluntary agencies, and service users
alongside their families and carers. All we ask is that others show the same
passion and determination as us to help people who are often ignored and
frequently feel powerless.
Blenheim and Thames Reach’s partnership has been
developed to help improve the lives of some of London’s most vulnerable and
socially excluded people and ensures more integrated working
between the housing and substance misuse sectors.
partnerships become so effective and long-standing that it makes sense to
formalise them, as we have with Groundswell, which is now a subsidiary of
Thames Reach with its own independent board. This leading user-led organisation
helps former homeless people take control of their lives and develop skills as
powerful peer advocates and advisors.
summer of 2014, Fulfilling Lives launched a groundbreaking £9.7m You First
service funded by the Big Lottery and supporting the most vulnerable and
chaotic adults living in south London.
In April 2015 a new
alliance of organisations called Lambeth IPSA came together in Lambeth to transform the lives
of people with serious long-term mental health issues.