We cannot work in isolation and work very hard to build positive relationships with partner organisations. We work with others to develop the best possible range of services for those we work with, so we can enable them to maximise their chances of leading safe, full and productive lives.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s Health Inclusion Team
provide two primary care nursing sessions each week, enabling homeless people to access the health care provision they deserve.
Lewisham’s New Direction CRI
New Direction provides an integrated treatment system for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. They help improve the lives of some of our most vulnerably and socially excluded people and ensures more integrated working between the housing and substance misuse sectors.
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust’s Start Team
help homeless people with mental health needs.
We signpost service-users with long-standing drug and/or alcohol use to the Bench Outreach advice, referral and advocacy service. They are also one of the referring agencies for the Housing First project, which places vulnerable, entrenched homeless people directly into self-contained tenancies. The “housing first” approach is based on the belief that many homeless and at-risk people are more responsive to help and support when they are in their own home, rather than while living in hostels.
Deptford Reach helps people rebuild lives that have been damaged by homelessness, mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse and social exclusion.
We support their Monitoring and Befriending Project, which selects volunteers to develop skills as advocators and advisors, who are then able to provide advice and support to homeless people over a period of time.
London Street Rescue
This service connects people who are sleeping rough to local services and support available to them. London Street Rescue refers people to us when they have needs that we can help address.
If you know someone who is sleeping rough, you can refer them to London Street Rescue via StreetLink at www.streetlink.org.uk or by calling 0300 500 0914
Evelyn Ward Association
We also work closely with Evelyn Ward Safer Neighbourhood Committee to discuss how we can help to keep the local area safe.
Neighbourhood Community Safety Service
We work with the police on how we might best support vulnerable people, whilst preserving the safety of our residential neighbours and businesses.