London CAReS is a Housing First intervention aimed at individuals experiencing chronic and persistent homelessness based on a highly collaborative community-based approach.
London CAReS is fully supported by the City of London through the London Homeless Prevention System which is aimed at the reduction and prevention of homelessness through housing with support. The collaborative partnership between Addiction Services of Thames Valley, the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness are funded to provide London CAReS service delivery.
Started as a pilot project in 2008, the five-year pilot came to an end in 2013. In January 2014, London City Council approved ongoing funding for London CAReS. The Street Outreach became fully operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a continued Housing First approach.