MP visits Thames Reach Greenwich Hub
Labour member of parliament visits Thames Reach Greenwich hub to learn about the service
On June 22, Matthew Pennycook, Labour Member of Parliament for Greenwich and Woolwich, paid a visit to Thames Reach Greenwich Hub Assessment Centre to learn about how the service is supporting rough sleepers and those who are at risk of sleeping rough.
The Greenwich Hub provides a range of specialist support for up to 12 residents who have previously slept rough. Residents in this scheme have access to training, volunteering and employment opportunities provided by Thames Reach and Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) helping them take steps away from homelessness and towards independent living.
On the visit, tenants were happy to speak with MP Matthew and share their thoughts on the centre and talk openly about their experiences at the hub so far, highlighting their weekly activities and interests such as cooking and football.
The Greenwich Hub is ran in partnership by Thames Reach, L&Q Living and Greenwich Council.
Funding for the Greenwich Hub comes from the Homelessness Prevention Grant – a fund made available last year by the Department of Communities and Local Government.