Historically, homelessness services only worked with people after they had become homeless. Local authorities are now commissioning support services that help people avoid homelessness in the first place.
Brent Reach supports people with a wide range of issues, including those with an offending background, problems with drugs or alcohol, struggling with depression and people facing social exclusion.
The service supports up to 400 people at any one time.
Brent Reach is delivered in partnership with EACH Counselling and Support, specialists in group work and life-skills sessions.
As well as visiting people in their own homes, services are delivered through drop-in centers, such as those delivered by Change Grow Live.
People are helped to maintain their tenancies and also to become more independent; being given support to improve their budgeting, develop their computer skills, and overcome common problems like depression and substance misuse.
Help Thames Reach floating support services to help vulnerable people in the local community