Thames Reach
Tuesday 21 November 2017
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Rough sleeper services

A man found sleeping rough in an east London stairwell

Thames Reach is determined to help people escape from a miserable life spent curled up on cardboard and under blankets in alleyways and shop doorways.

Every night of the year, Thames Reach’s outreach teams are out and about across London helping the capital’s rough sleepers off the streets and into safe, secure accommodation.

The Thames Reach Ace project helped long-term rough sleepers off the streets and into stable accommodation. Ace was based on a groundbreaking funding model involving payment by results and social investors putting up large sums to meet running costs. Ace was set up in the winter of 2012 and finished in the spring of 2016.

Croydon Reach provides a mixture of outreach work with rough sleepers, accommodation and support in a hostel, and resettlement work with formerly homeless men and women.

London Street Rescue’s teams of outreach workers and volunteers work across 21 London boroughs to find and engage with rough sleepers. Their aim is to help them off the streets, acting as a safety net for some of society’s most vulnerable men and women.

Thames Reach’s outreach teams work closely with the Mayor of London’s No Second Night Out (NSNO) project, working to ensure that no one arriving on the streets of the capital will sleep out for a second night.