Thames Reach Greenwich
Substance misuse or a history of offending are issues that can significantly impede someone’s recovery from homelessness.
Thames Reach Greenwich provides supported housing for people who have a history of offending or of substance use.
Providing 37 rooms across six properties, service users are housed for a period of up to 18 months with the aim of recovering from substance use. During their time in the project, residents are helped to find employment and take further steps on the path towards independent living.
The service also benefits from having a psychologist within the team enabling them to work in a psychologically informed way which proves to be effective with those service users presenting with more complex support needs.
The support provided at the project is intensive. Residents check–in daily to an assessment centre, where they engage with specialist external agencies, participate in group activities and are helped to stay clean.
The service is funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.