Jeremy Swain, Thames Reach

Jeremy Swain began working with homeless people as a volunteer and progressed through a variety of paid roles to eventually become CEO of Thames Reach, which provides a range of services in London to over 7,000 homeless people every year. He is a member of the London Mayor’s No Nights Sleeping Rough Task Force and a Board trustee of Homeless Link, the umbrella body for homelessness organisations in England.

He is a regular commentator on radio and TV on homelessness issues and an influential magazine columnist. In 2017 Jeremy received a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award for his commitment to adult education in the United Kingdom.

NPC Ignites conference session:

A2: Don’t believe the hype: How transformative is social investment?
Social investment has been heralded by government as transformative. Yet many in the sector are
sceptical. Join us for a no holds barred debate about whether social investment can live up to the hype.