Thames Reach - Wandsworth
51 Drakefield Road
020 8767 7700
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people with support needs around mental health, including those with dual diagnosis of mental health and drug/alcohol problems. Priority to those with Wandsworth connection.
Who we cannot help
Those with a recent history of arson or serious violence.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: None
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from named agencies in Wandsworth. Priority to Wandsworth Homeless Persons Unit for the Friends House Project (dual diagnosis project) for 14 days. Other referrals from local CMHT, DAAT and other local agencies.
Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Referral form. Risk assessment and other reports if appropriate eg CMHT, social work, drug/alcohol team. Further assessment at interview. Visit to project.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 6 months
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
8 staff on-site Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm in 5 houses (late cover twice a week until 8pm at Friends House, the Dual Diagnosis project), also alternate Sat, emergency on-call system. Keywork system, monthly meetings. Support plans with 6 monthly reviews. Staff offer support with mental health issues, daily living skills, emotional issues, employment and training. Participation in programme of support is a requirement of the tenancy agreement.
Rooms and charges
£9-£14pw from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 22
- Flat: 17
- Total spaces: 39
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, some with washbasins.
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- Disabled facilities: One ground floor room and bathroom and one flat are fully accessible to wheelchair users.
- Other facilities: Lounge, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Smoking only allowed in own room or flat. Assured shorthold tenancy.
By arrangement with staff in individual projects. Overnight guests with staff permission.
Tooting Bec, Balham tube, Clapham Junction train - 10 mins walk. Buses 155, 249, 355.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Thames Reach - Wandsworth and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice.