Tenancy Sustainment Team
Getting the keys to a new home is a significant moment in anyone’s life, but especially so if you’ve spent time sleeping rough on the streets.
The Tenancy Sustainment Team (TST) at Thames Reach works across South London boroughs, helping people who have experienced rough sleeping to manage the transition away from street or hostel living into more independent accommodation, enabling them to rebuild their lives.
Staff provide tailored support until the individual is able to live more independently, helping them to build confidence, acquire life skills and access training and employment. The key worker then remains available should the further help be required. The team also works to improve general health and wellbeing, helping people to maintain relationships and access appropriate health and care services.
In due course and, where appropriate, individuals are helped to move on into more suitable accommodation, such as general needs social housing or private rented sector accommodation.