Thames Reach agrees partnership with community charity Deptford Reach

Charities agree to partner to ensure the continuation of Deptford Reach services in South East London

Thames Reach agrees partnership with community charity Deptford Reach

Thames Reach have agreed to enter into a partnership with community charity Deptford Reach to ensure the continuation and expansion of the latter organisation’s services in South East London.

Deptford Reach deliver an open access day centre supporting over 2,500 men and women each year who have been affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and social isolation.

Through a range of programmes, workshops and activities, staff and volunteers at Deptford Reach help those in need to rebuild their lives by offering tailored support, advice, education and training. The Centre also provides support facilities and services including hot meals, showers, a launderette, clothes and food bank, and a dentist and nurse who are available one day each week.

Both organisations are equally focused on rebuilding and transforming the lives of those in need and joining together will enable additional resources, support and opportunities for those in need to move onto further stages of development. As such, Thames Reach are committed to continuing the open access provision and all services currently provided by Deptford Reach.

Derek Joseph, Chair of Deptford Reach Commented:

“Working together will enable us to expand our current provision to our local community.

“We’re passionate about providing high quality services for the people we help, and through partnering with Thames Reach I am confident we will have greater potential to build upon our services, and ensure our clients continue to receive the best support possible.

“We are excited to work closely together with Thames Reach and look forward to seeing the fruits of this partnership”.

Bill Tidnam, Chief Executive at Thames Reach said:

“Thames Reach have previously worked alongside Deptford Reach to support its services in achieving better and sustainable outcomes for men and women in need.

“Our organisations complement each other, and we believe that Deptford Reach plays an important role in preventing homelessness by combating isolation and poverty and helping people manage their tenancies.

“The centre really understands the local community in Deptford, and we are keen to work with them to develop a positive future for the service and the people who use it”.