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Riverside ECHG - Old Tea Warehouse

Referral address

Amersham Hill
High Wycombe
HP13 6NQ


01494 753920


01494 753929


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless people, including those with drug, alcohol or mental health problems and ex-offenders. Priority given to those with a local connection.

Will not accept

People with convictions for arson.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone, call in daily 24 hours or write. Require proof of benefit entitlement. Interview. Applicants may be subject to a risk assessment.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum3 months
Maximum2 years
Average9-12 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

15 full time and 2 part time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system (6 residents per keyworker), weekly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every three months. Staff provide advice and support with life skills and resettlement.

Health services

Access to psychologist and Self Help Addiction Group. Monthly homeopathic clinic. Counselling. Smoking clinic, AA meetings, OASIS drop-in, art group.

Access to move-on

Staff provide advice on move-on options, including hostel's own 18 beds in 6 move-on houses. Provide 3 months follow-up support.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Single: 42
£13.51pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
Other facilitiesLounge, 2 computers with internet access, garden.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilities1 wheelchair user can be accommodated.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Must attend weekly keywork and residents' meetings. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in own room only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

24 hour access via entryphone.


9am-11pm (no admittance after 9.30pm). No overnight guests.

User participation

Formal tenants' association. Regular, compulsory residents' meetings.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


Currently have 4 volunteers. Phone 01494 753920 for further information.

Further information ^ back to top


Riverside ECHG.

Public transport

High Wycombe train station - 2 minutes walk.

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