Thames Reach
Friday 17 November 2017
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Thames Reach's five London hostels provide accommodation and support to people who were sleeping rough on London’s streets.

Homeless people are given their own room in a warm, safe environment and a support worker is assigned to help them develop a more independent lifestyle after a stay lasting typically anywhere between six months and two years.

Waterloo Project


Many people living in hostels have drug and alcohol dependencies, behavioural problems or poor mental or physical health, and some have been living a street lifestyle for a long time.

Thames Reach recognises that hostel residents need much more than a bed for the night. Our staff help people to develop life skills, build self-confidence, re-engage with mainstream society and work towards leading a more settled life.

Service users can receive:

  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Mental health services
  • Physical health treatment
  • Education, training, and employment support
  • A chance to have a say in how hostels are run
  • A wide number of support services provided by partner agencies

Graham House in Vauxhall is Thames Reach’s largest hostel, being home to 69 former rough sleepers.

Lambeth High Street consists of 8 hostel bedrooms and 16 self-contained flats for people who have experienced homelessness and who have been diagnosed with mental illness.

The Robertson Street project near Clapham houses 42 former rough sleepers over the age of 40 and aims to help them over a two-year period by tackling substance misuse issues, and improving their physical and mental health. The aim is to encourage them to prepare for independent living.

Shroton Street
is located in a quiet side street near Marylebone Station. It plays home to 12 individuals at any one time and they typically stay between six months and one year.

The Waterloo Project in Lambeth is home to 19 former rough sleepers.