Press and awards

Press and awards

Awards and press coverage received by Thames Reach.

Press

Thames Reach has developed a reputation for telling it as it is and showing homelessness and the services helping homeless people in action.

Vice – 7 February 2018

Vice followed Thames Reach outreach teams working on night buses, trying to assist people who are sleeping rough on London’s public transport system.

 

Sky News – 22 December 2017

Sky News followed Thames Reach’s London Street Rescue service, showing the work the team does and how more help is needed in tackling rough sleeping.

 

New Statesman – 3 November 2017

Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain wrote an article for the New Statesman outlining the dangers of giving money to people begging.

 

ITV London – 9 May 2017

Thames Reach teamed up with ITV London News earlier this year to help them make a film exploring mental health and homelessness, as part of its coverage of Mental Health Awareness Week.

 

Financial Times – 19 April 2017

The Financial Times ran an article citing Thames Reach’s advice on how the public can help by not giving money to people begging. (Paywall)

 

The Guardian – 7 February 2017

The Guardian careers page featured staff at the Thames Reach Shroton Street hostel, focusing on how they are helping residents with poor mental health.

 

BBC3 – 2 February 2017

A Robertson Street hostel resident featured in the BBC3 documentary series Drugs Map of Britain, which highlighted the dangers of super-strength alcohol.

 

The Guardian – 2 December 2016

Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain was quoted in the Guardian on the subject of super-strength lagers and ciders.

 

The Observer – 22 October 2016

Thames Reach staff and clients were quoted in the Observer in a piece on the prevalence of Spice usage among London’s rough sleeping population.

 

BBC News – 1 September 2016

BBC News reported on the levels of poor mental health among rough sleepers after spending three months following Thames Reach’s outreach team in Tower Hamlets.

 

BBC News – 31 August 2016

The BBC national news broadcast a film covering Thames Reach’s unique, ongoing work in Tower Hamlets helping rough sleepers with mental health problems.

 

Huffington Post  – 11 August 2016

The Huffington Post cited the Lambeth Living Well Network as an example of how organisations in the health and voluntary sectors can work together.

 

The Independent  – 16 March 2016

The Independent sought reaction to the 2016 Budget statement at Thames Reach’s Graham House hostel.

 

Evening Standard  – 7 March 2016

Thames Reach’s pioneering Laptops for Homeless Initiative was covered in the Evening Standard.

 

The Metro – 2 March 2016

The Metro ran a piece quoting Thames Reach on the dangers of giving money to people begging,

 

Evening Standard – 2 March 2016

Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain was quoted in the Evening Standard regarding the public giving money to people begging.

 

The Independent – 8 February 2016

An article in The Independent on rough sleeping in Sussex quoted Thames Reach.

 

The Guardian – 22 January 2016

The Guardian ran a piece detailing how the public can help rough sleepers, citing research and advice published by Thames Reach.

 

Awards

Awards and commendations that Thames Reach has received for its work helping London’s homeless and vulnerable people.

 

2018 – Sunday Times Best Companies Awards – Thames Reach is listed as one of the Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For

 

2017 – HSJ Awards – The Psychology in Hostels project is highly commended.

 

2016 – 3rd Sector Care Awards – Lambeth IPSA wins the award for best collaboration.

 

2016 – Sunday Times Best Companies Awards -Thames Reach is listed as one of the Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For and awarded a One Star Accreditation for employee engagement.

 

2015 – Andy Ludlow Awards – Thames Reach’s Work Ready Programme, run in partnership with McKinsey & Company, receives a commendation.

 

2015 – Lammy Awards – The Psychology in Hostels project is highly commended by Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

2014 – Andy Ludlow Awards – Thames Reach’s Peer Landlord London project and Groundswell’s Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Service are both award winners.

 

2014 – Adult Learner Awards – Thames Reach Lewisham support worker Terry Easter wins the Learning Life Skills Apprentice Regional Award.

 

2014 – Sunday Times Best Companies Awards – Listed as one of the Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For and awarded One to Watch status in the Best Companies Accreditation Scheme.

 

2014 – British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards – Three Dimensions of Care for Diabetes (3DfD) BMJ Diabetes Team of the Year Award.

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