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Winter Campaign 2019

This year, our winter campaign highlights our services preventing people at risk of homelessness from ending up on the streets.

This year, Thames Reach’s winter campaign is looking at our preventative services. While we provide services aimed at preventing homelessness, at the stage of responding to those who find themselves on the streets, and aiding recovery, we strongly believe that if we can focus our efforts on preventing people from becoming homeless in the first instance, we will be closer to our goal of ending street homelessness.

Homelessness is caused by many things, such as relationship breakdowns, poor mental health and changes in employment. This makes prevention a complex process but at Thames Reach we work closely with individuals to understand their needs and provide the right support.

Our campaign film tells the story of three clients who have been through Thames Reach projects. Lisa, Zuhoor and Gary are great examples of the different needs we support. With increased funding, we will be able to make sure that people facing homelessness are able to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and live fulfilling lives, not just during the winter but all year round.

This December, we took part in the World’s Big Sleep Out in Trafalgar Square, an event raising funds to tackle the issue of homelessness around the world. This world-wide event saw over 60,000 people sleep out around the world, highlighting the serious epidemic of street homelessness and raising valuable funds to enable charities like Thames Reach end street homelessness for good.

We will be releasing stories and films throughout winter highlighting how our work has prevented homelessness and helped people live fulfilling lives – Christmas and the new year can be a joyous time, but for many this is not the case. Please donate to our appeal to help vulnerable people avoid homelessness.