Moving on from homelessness can be a difficult process. The smallest of obstacles can mean the difference between an individual making a step forward in their recovery or giving up altogether. By making small personalised grants to the people we work with, we can help them break the cycle for good.
A rough sleeper who agrees to come off the street and needs access to an emergency B&B; a train ticket to reconnect someone feeling isolated with their loved ones; or the furniture that means an empty flat can begin to be a home. These aren’t extraordinary asks, but vital lifelines. They could be the difference between someone taking a step away from homelessness and giving up the fight altogether. Unfortunately, these expenses are not factored into the restricted funding we receive.
Moving away from street homelessness can be an extremely difficult process, and no two stories are the same. That’s why at Thames Reach we believe we must be flexible in our approach to working with individuals. Our Hard to Reach Fund allows us to support people at different stages of their journey to help them overcome such obstacles by providing small grants to subsidise solutions, and help our clients focus on breaking the cycle of homelessness for good.