Charity information


SPEAR is the leading charity within the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames working with homeless people and those who are vulnerably housed. Founded 24 years ago we have offered services to thousands of clients, successfully transforming lives and supporting many of our service users until they have achieved total independence. Our integrated services cover the full spectrum of homelessness. We operate a street outreach service, a 14-bed hostel, and a tenancy support service, currently working with 65 individuals. We also have a rent guarantee scheme, a drug and alcohol misuse team and an accommodation project for young men. Last year we helped 256 people to access accommodation and prevented 84 more from becoming homeless, with 192 of our service users achieving genuine independence as a result of our work. Our mission is to support our service users to the point that they no longer need us. This means that we don’t just take people off the streets, but that we enable them to take that final step to reintegrate fully into mainstream society.