Jeremy Swain

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Chief Executive
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction I am the Chief Executive of Thames Reach a charity working with socially excluded people, many of whom have suffered from homelessness. We are based in London but work collaboratively with other organisations both nationally and internationally. This blog is intended to bring home some of the reality of wrestling with leading a large organisation with a range of services covering outreach, specialist housing, hostels, tenancy support and employment projects in a business-like way and staying true to the 7,000 homeless and socially excluded people who we support. The lives of homeless and socially excluded people are frequently complex and chaotic. I've learnt a lot from the people we support, many of whom have gone on to become work colleagues. Hopefully this blog will illustrate the complexities, dilemmas and doubts as well as the triumphs and successes.
Interests Homelessness, rough sleeping, drugs and alcohol, voluntary sector, Third Sector.