Thames Reach

Our mission is to help homeless and vulnerable men and women to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.
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http://www.thamesreach.org.uk

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Thames Reach was set up in 1984 with the vision of ending rough sleeping by helping people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.

It began as a response to the problem of people on the streets of central London. Since then it has grown from a small team of outreach workers to an organisation that runs hostels and supported housing, works to prevent people becoming homeless and provides specialist employment and health services. It is still rooted in its original vision.

Thames Reach's ethos is to never give up on people and to believe in individuals' capacity for change and growth. These principles are central to the way the charity works and how it views the world. It aims to be a great place to work. Staff are characterised by their compassion, integrity and commitment.

The charity believes that everyone in the organisation, regardless of their role, makes an important contribution to help Thames Reach fulfil its mission, and that its people should be prepared to work with others inside and outside the organisation to do this.

Lastly, it maintains that is important for its staff to be honest with themselves and others. Alongside this, the organisation should be prepared to understand and learn from genuine information and, where necessary, use it to change what it does.

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Wellbeing

68% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Thames Reach champions a wellbeing programme. It is continued at the annual staff conference, when there are sessions on self-care, tai chi, aromatherapy and emotional resilience. Last year's conference was particularly welcome, as it was the first time staff had got together since the beginning of the pandemic.
Fair Deal

50% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

While many within the homelessness sector have left the National Joint Council pay scheme because of its comparatively higher pay rates for front-line staff, Thames Reach remains on the scheme. It conducted a pay review to make sure its rates were competitive, leading to some staff being given a pay rise.
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90% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

The charity has an equality, diversity and inclusion group, which has representatives from every project. The group reviews incidents and reports about staff and clients. it has an open and informal feel that engenders discussions about issues affecting staff on the front line, such as racist and homophobic abuse from clients.
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68% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Thames Reach champions a wellbeing programme. It is continued at the annual staff conference, when there are sessions on self-care, tai chi, aromatherapy and emotional resilience. Last year's conference was particularly welcome, as it was the first time staff had got together since the beginning of the pandemic.
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50% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

While many within the homelessness sector have left the National Joint Council pay scheme because of its comparatively higher pay rates for front-line staff, Thames Reach remains on the scheme. It conducted a pay review to make sure its rates were competitive, leading to some staff being given a pay rise.
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90% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

The charity has an equality, diversity and inclusion group, which has representatives from every project. The group reviews incidents and reports about staff and clients. it has an open and informal feel that engenders discussions about issues affecting staff on the front line, such as racist and homophobic abuse from clients.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1984
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
42
Employee average age
48% : 52%
Male : Female employee ratio
13%
Employees earning £35k+
27%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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At Thames Reach we believe that our staff are our greatest asset. In our work with the people who use our services, and in the communities that we work in they need to be able to represent the organisation and to embody our Ethos and Values. In this context, engagement is not simply nice to have, it is essential to our mission.

Bill Tidnam, Chief Executive - Thames Reach

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