We believe 2012 will be the year that we end rough sleeping in Lambeth.
The Ending Rough Sleeping in Lambeth initiative is working to end rough sleeping in the borough before the end of 2012. The project is being led by Thames Reach and Lambeth council, with support from voluntary sector organisations, the police, health professionals, local businesses and community groups.
Rough sleeping damages the health and self-esteem of those living on the streets. It also has a negative impact on local communities. That’s why we’re working together to help rough sleepers off the streets and into a safe and supportive environment and to use assertive approaches to back this up where needed.
The project’s success will be measured in two ways:
No Second Night Out: no new rough sleeper should spend a second night sleeping rough.
No one living on the streets: people who are already sleeping rough should not need to continue sleeping out, living on the streets.
For more information on the project please contact Helen Lewis - Ending Rough Sleeping in Lambeth Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Safety Champions
We are looking for people to become Street Safety Champions in Lambeth. Street Safety Champions are volunteers who support Thames Reach, Lambeth council and their partners to end rough sleeping and deal with related anti-social behaviour in the borough. Download the fact sheet below to find out more.