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
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.
All referrals must go via START (South Thames Assessment, Resource and Training Team) or Supported Living Team, the Complex Needs Panel.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
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.
On 2 sites with 10 units in each. Plus 10 flats for permanent residents.
Elephant & Castle, Bermondsey tubes - 10 mins or South Bermondsey train station - 5 mins. No 1 bus route.