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Thames Reach Bondway

'Empowering homeless people'

Hudson House, a centre for homeless people run by Thames Reach Bondway in south London, is different from the usual homelessness day centres. Bill Tidnam, the charity’s director of housing and community support, explains: ‘It is very much about looking at people’s positives, their skills and aspirations and helping them achieve them. People are doing stuff rather than having stuff done to them or done for them.’

Hudson House opened in 2003 with the aim of helping rough sleepers increase their self-esteem and to learn the skills that would help them to access training and employment. Thames Reach Bondway believed that this could best be achieved within a friendly, warm and welcoming environment that was based around positive activities to help the service users empower themselves.

The Charity Awards 2004 - Highly CommendedJeremy Swain
Chief executive
Gem House 
122-126 Backchurch Lane
London
E1 1ND
020 7702 5646
www.thamesreachbondway.com

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