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Tackling Multiple Disadvantage

Tackling Multiple Disadvantage (TMD) is a project that supports homeless people with complex or multiple needs into training or employment in London.

Homeless people with needs relating to mental health, substance misuse or a history of offending can now access free, personalised support to improve their skills, resilience and job prospects.

The TMD partnership of Crisis, St Mungo’s and Mind in the City, Hackney & Waltham Forest will engage and support 600 people by the end of 2020. 

The service includes:

    Employment help

  • Practical support preparing for work including CV writing, interview skills, and help understanding work culture
  • Work placement and volunteering opportunities, including vacancy matching with corporate partners
  • Training in how to start a business and self-employment

    Skills development

  • Accredited functional skills training, including literacy, numeracy, ESOL and IT
  • Accredited industry related training courses
  • Money management, budgeting and nutrition workshops

    Wellbeing support

  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Addiction counselling and referral to relevant treatment services
  • Creative and performing arts workshops

    Help moving forward

  • Access to housing support
  • GOALS motivational training and Disclosure Workshops supporting clients to effectively disclose criminal convictions to employers
  • Ongoing support for at least 6 months when in work


TMD is a Building Better Opportunities project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.

The TMD project is ending in March 2020 and is therefore no longer accepting referrals. If you have any queries please contact the project team:

You can read our latest Evaluation Report to see what we are already learning from this project.

Read our Fair Processing Notice for the TMD project: