For some people sleeping rough, returning to their home town or local London borough means they can receive more tailored support and be around friends and family.
The Thames Reach Safe Connections service works alongside other outreach teams in London to find alternative solutions for people who are unwilling or unable to access normal rough sleeping services in the area where they are bedded down.
Safe Connections support people who are sleeping rough to find accommodation in a new area where they feel safe and are able to leave rough sleeping behind.
The service helps to reconnect people to accommodation in the new area, identifying any rights to social housing that they may have, or an alternative if they don’t have any. Thames Reach staff will also arrange support with local providers to ensure service users can sustain the new accommodation. The team will continue to offer support post-resettlement if required.
This service is funded by the Greater London Authority and is part of the Mayor’s Rough Sleeping Taskforce.
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