Thames Reach Charity

Employment out of homelessness

Homelessness is a traumatic experience that takes away a person’s dignity and self-esteem, the longer a person is homeless, the more damaging it can become. Employment is an effective way of rebuilding confidence and skills thereby breaking the cycle of homelessness.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166311)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£16,264

Donations

47

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

The causes of homelessness are many and varied, they affect people in different ways. Its effect however, if not addressed swiftly, can be extremely damaging. Homelessness is a vicious circle that drags people down, compounding problems so that the longer a person is homeless the greater the challenges are to overcome. It affects people’s health both mentally and physically, impacts their relationships and removes all sense of self-worth.

Solution

At the heart of our work is an understanding that employment can address many of the issues resulting from homelessness. Being in work helps people put a roof over their heads, pay their bills, meet new friends but most importantly, it helps people rebuild their confidence. Our project is centered on confidence building and has been designed to develop both social and technical skills, build social relationships and provides a range of employment related activities.