New night shelter helping former rough sleepers
A new night shelter is providing former rough sleepers with a place to stay
Thames Reach has opened a new night shelter in South London offering accommodation for up to 15 former rough sleepers.
The night shelter is open to people who are unable to access public funds or who lack a connection to a London borough that would allow them to use local services.
The shelter is open at night; it provides a short term place to stay for residents while they are helped to find secure accommodation and access training and employment opportunities. Residents receive support from a range of Thames Reach services, including STAR, Safe Connections, and the Employment and Skills team.
Since opening late last year, the shelter has helped 19 people to find more long term accommodation, and several residents have also been helped to find work.