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Friday 20 October 2017
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No Second Night Out (NSNO)

A man found rough sleeping in North London

Thames Reach’s outreach teams work closely with the Mayor of London’s No Second Night Out (NSNO) project, working to ensure that no one arriving on the streets of the capital will sleep out for a second night.


Thames Reach’s outreach teams – London Street Rescue, Tower Hamlets SORT, TRIO and Croydon Reach – work with NSNO to respond quickly to new referrals of people found sleeping rough on the streets of the capital.


The outreach teams work to ensure all London boroughs meet the NSNO target of responding to referrals of new people found sleeping rough in London within 24 hours.


New rough sleepers are helped off the streets and into one of three NSNO hub facilities staffed by a team of assessment and reconnection workers. The hubs are places where people can be assessed any time day or night in an environment away from the street. 


Since April 2011, Thames Reach’s outreach teams have helped over 2,800 rough sleepers into NSNO.


67% of rough sleepers who are new to the streets don’t spend a second night there according to statistics compiled from data collected by outreach workers in 2014-15.


Thames Reach’s outreach teams are out and about across the capital every night of the year, acting as a safety net for some of society’s most vulnerable men and women. Outreach workers and volunteers find and engage with rough sleepers in a bid to help them off the streets.


If you are you homeless or know someone sleeping rough, please call Street Link on 0300 500 0914. Street Link enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area.


For more information please email enquiries@thamesreach.org.uk