Many older rough sleepers can struggle with physical and mental health problems as a result of spending many years on the street.
Thames Reach’s Robertson Street hostel in the London Borough of Lambeth provides accommodation and specialist support to former rough sleepers over the age of 40. The project houses 42 former rough sleepers, and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms and self-catering facilities.
Living on the street for a prolonged length of time can have a debilitating effect on people’s health. The hostel provides a range of services to help residents with their health, including comprehensive individual care packages, a fitness suite, and regular visits from healthcare providers.
Robertson Street has recently been transformed thanks to a £1.1m makeover funded by the Greater London Authority and Department of Health, as part of their Homelessness Change Programme.
Help Thames Reach provide wide-ranging support to hostel residents