Jeremy Swain

Jeremy Swain

Jeremy Swain is chief executive of Thames Reach, a voluntary sector organisation that every year works with more than 4,000 rough sleepers and other vulnerable homeless people in London, providing a range of services. In 2008 Thames Reach was selected as one of the top 100 medium-size organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for Awards.

Swain started work in the homelessness sector in 1980, moving to Thames Reach in 1984 where he spent four years as a street outreach worker before progressing to housing services manager and then chief executive of Thames Reach in 2001.

Apart from being a London Housing Foundation board member, he is also a non-executive director of StreetShine, a social business employing former homeless people to provide a shoe care service to corporate businesses. He chairs the Pan-London Providers' Group comprising the chief executives of seven of the largest providers of homelessness services in London, is an active member of Acevo (the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) and sits on the Business Action on Homelessness London Steering Group.

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Friend of my youth

CEO of Thames Reach Jeremy Swain reflects on his rollercoaster of emotions when he encounters an old school friend living on the streets of London.

The bitter taste of defeat

A troubling personal account by Jeremy Swain questions why simple preventative measures still aren't being taken by the government to protect the homeless from their greatest nemesis: super-strength alcoholic drinks.

Community leaders never call themselves community leaders

Jeremy Swain wonders whether communities and charities are as synonymous as the new government is heralding.

The tale of Billy Rugg and the kindly taxi driver

Thames Reach chief executive Jeremy Swain reflects on the extremes of cruelty and kindness towards the homeless.

The right to die in the gutter

Last week Ian Austin, the Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government, the minister responsible for homelessness, came out on an evening shift with Thames Reach’s street outreach teams. Together we walked the dank streets of central London, Ian still in his suit and tie having raced over following a late night debate in the House.

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