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Homeless people across the capital face many difficulties. Often, it requires working in partnership to comprehensively tackle such a wide range of issues.

Sustaining Tenancies Accommodation & Resettlement (STAR) is a four-year project run in partnership with Shelter, St Mungo’s, and Stonewall Housing. It operates across the capital to help people sleeping rough or in danger of becoming homeless.

Thames Reach’s role is to deliver face-to-face support to people with complex needs, including those in rough sleeping hotspots, and to those at risk of losing their tenancy due to anti-social behaviour, poor mental health, or drug and alcohol issues.

Through STAR, service users are able to access training and employment, and improve their physical and mental health. Specialist support is provided by mental health practitioners from Enabling Assessment Service London (EASL).

In addition to the support provided by Thames Reach, STAR also involves Shelter, who are delivering housing advice, St Mungo’s, who are helping people to access housing in the private rented sector and Stonewall Housing, who are providing specialist advice and accommodation for LGBTQ+ people affected by homelessness.

STAR is funded by London Councils.