Our Impact and Annual Accounts

At SPEAR we have been supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in South West London since 1987. Our mission is to enable homeless people to find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future. 

Health care and accommodation

  • We helped 137 homeless people to access better health care
  • Our Outreach Teams supported 126 homeless clients from the streets into accommodation
  • We provided 168 supported tenancies to homeless people to prepare for employment through training, confidence-building activities, work placements and volunteering
  • 90% of SPEAR’s supported tenancies were successfully sustained
  • In Richmond we provided or brokered accommodation for 102 street homeless clients

Youth homelessness

  • 100% of residents with a criminal justice order completed it successfully
  • 97% moved out of the hostel with no rent arrears
  • 48% gained a qualification

Homelessness with women

  • Worked with 105 women, including 26 new street homeless clients
  • Provided supported housing to 51 new women
  • Opened two new all-women supported housing projects. Specialist workers ensured tailored programmes for female clients

Volunteering, community partnerships and fundraising

  • 70 volunteers gave over 3,700 hours of their time
  • We enjoyed active support from over 70 community groups, companies, schools and churches
  • We gave more than 30 educational presentations, reaching over 4,000 people

To find out more about the impact we have had on our clients, their families and the wider community during the past year please read our SPEAR IMPACT REPORT 2017.

Click here to read our SPEAR IMPACT REPORT 2016.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped SPEAR to help me”

Annual Reports

SPEAR prides itself on good financial management, and ensuring that we utilise our income for the benefit of our clients.

We have made all our recent Annual Accounts available online and you are more than welcome to view them by clicking on any of the links below. The accounts incorporate a Trustees Report on our work over the year and our plans for the future.


2016/17 Annual Report and Accounts 2016 – 17 Annual Report and Accounts


2015/16 Annual Report and Accounts 2015 – 16 Annual Report and Accounts

2014/15 Annual Report and Accounts SPEAR 2015 signed accounts

2013/14 Annual Report and Accounts- Accounts 31 March 2014

2012/13 Annual Report and Accounts- here SPEAR-Annual-Report-and-Accounts-31-March-2013

2011/12 Annual Report and Accounts –  here

2010/11 Annual Report and Accounts – here

2008/09 Annual Report and Accounts – here