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Thames Reach - Bermondsey Projects

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single people sleeping rough, or with a recent history of sleeping out, who have mental health problems (though not necessarily a clinical diagnosis). Priority given to people with a local connection to Southwark. Target 20% women and 20% people from black and minority ethnic groups. 10 flats are for permanent residents.

Who we cannot help

Needs too high.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from the START mental health team for single homeless people, Supported Living Team, and the Complex Needs Panel who act as gatekeepers. Do not accept self referrals.

Referral procedure

All referrals must go via START (South Thames Assessment, Resource and Training Team) or Supported Living Team, the Complex Needs Panel.

Length of stay

Minimum stay


Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

12 staff, available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, emergency on-call system. Keywork system. Support plans drawn up between key worker and resident with emphasis on enabling resident define their own needs, reviewed every 3 months. Staff make referrals to specialist services where appropriate.

Total spaces



On 2 sites with 10 units in each. Plus 10 flats for permanent residents.

Further information

Public transport

Elephant & Castle, Bermondsey tubes - 10 mins or South Bermondsey train station - 5 mins. No 1 bus route.