Historically, homelessness services only worked with people after they have become homeless. Local authorities are now commissioning support services that help people avoid homelessness in the first place.
Sutton Reach supports people with mental health, drug and alcohol problems who are also at risk from losing their home.
The service provides support to people who are in rent arrears, who compulsively hoard, people trying to break free from an offending background and individuals affected by anti-social behavior. It also works with victims of domestic violence and abuse.
The team encourages engagement with mental health and/or substance misuse agencies where appropriate and support service users to develop their self-confidence through leaning new life skills, volunteering, training and work opportunities.
Sutton Reach’s aim is to enable people to become more independent, get their lives back on track, and keep their home.
Help Thames Reach floating support services to help vulnerable people in the local community