Thames Reach to run outreach service in East Surrey
East Surrey Outreach Service to work with people sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness across four local authorities
Thames Reach has been successful in a recent bid to run a service helping people who are sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness in East Surrey.
East Surrey Outreach Service (eSOS) will begin operating as part of Thames Reach in May, and will engage in outreach work to help rough sleepers off the streets, along with preventative work to support people who are sofa surfing, living in other precarious situations, or at risk of losing their home.
eSOS is Thames Reach’s first commissioned service outside of Greater London and the organisation is looking forward to working with partners in the region to develop new ways of helping homeless and vulnerable people.
The service covers four district councils: Epsom & Ewell, Tandridge, Reigate & Banstead, and Mole Valley, a region which includes the towns of Dorking, Epsom, Leatherhead and Redhill.
Catherine Parsons, Thames Reach director of operations, said: “We are pleased to have this opportunity to tackle the issue of homelessness beyond London and to explore new ways of working to end rough sleeping.”
Thames Reach will be recruiting new staff for this service in the coming weeks. Roles will be advertised at www.thamesreach.org.uk/about-us/careers