SPEAR Impact Report – Read how your support changes lives

SPEAR Impact Report – Read how your support changes lives

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 2016. 
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