Outreach, which includes Streetwork and our tea and soup-runs, is a fundamental part of the work we do. It is often the first contact we have with people who are sleeping rough in London.
All our outreach work keeps us in touch with the latest news on the streets, and helps us to monitor how many people are sleeping rough at different times throughout the year. It also means that we can keep in close contact with as many people as possible, and to respond as far as we can to their needs. Although each rough sleeper's needs are different, an offer of friendship with a non-judgemental face is usually welcome.
The whole Community takes part in outreach; residents from our houses, ex-residents living outside Community, as well as part and full-time volunteer workers.