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Get money savvy in Southwark
A new service that will help Southwark residents struggling with personal finance and money management issues is being launched at the Employment Academy this month.
Sutton women's group celebrate successful first year
A group set up to help women who have experienced mental health problems and social isolation in Sutton is celebrating a successful first year running in the borough.
Scheme to bring empty Croydon homes back into use
Homeowners in Croydon are to be given the opportunity to renovate their properties whilst giving something back to the local community by renting them as shared housing for those in need.
In from the cold 2
As yet another spell of freezing weather hits the capital, members of the public can help our outreach teams with vital information on the whereabouts of rough sleepers by calling StreetLink on 0300 500 0914.
Response to Governments possible change of heart over minimum price pledge for alcohol
After reports today that the government has ditched plans for 45p per unit minimum alcohol pricing, Thames Reach has issued a response.
Cycling enthusiasts Tom Cox and Jo Shortt recently peddled their way to raising nearly £1,000 in aid of Thames Reach.
New fund created to help destitute Polish rough sleepers return home
Homelessness charity Thames Reach has teamed up with the Polish Embassy in London to encourage Poles who have successfully settled in the UK to help their compatriots who have ended up destitute on the streets.
New peer support project for Southwark residents
A new project at the Employment Academy is giving Southwark residents who have experienced mental health problems the chance to benefit from peer support and link in with the services on offer at this Thames Reach flagship project.
Formerly homeless people help create aspirational sculpture
14 formerly homeless people looking to get their lives back on track have helped internationally renowned artist Randy Klein to create a one-tonne metal sculpture in the courtyard of the new Thames Reach Employment Academy in Camberwell.
Rough sleepers helped off the streets as cold weather bites
As a new spell of freezing weather hits the capital, Thames Reachs dedicated outreach staff and volunteers will be going out on extra shifts in a bid to help rough sleepers off the streets and into safe and warm accommodation.
Thames Reach support for minimum pricing of alcohol
Thames Reach has responded to the Governments Alcohol Strategy Consultation by supporting plans to introduce minimum pricing at 45p per unit.
This weeks South London Press newspaper featured a story about Thames Reachs new Employment Academy and the Building Lives scheme based there, that helps teenagers get the training they need to get work in the construction industry.
Deputy Mayor visits the Employment Academy
Deputy London Mayor and Director of Housing Richard Blakeway visited the Thames Reach Employment Academy last week.
Thames Reach's Employment Academy on BBC One
A BBC One programme featuring the Thames Reach Employment Academy is being aired on prime-time television on Monday evening.
The Employment Academy welcomes its first volunteer
Thames Reachs Employment Academy welcomes Caylan-Jae, our first full-time volunteer who is working in a customer service role on the new reception area of the building.
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