day centres and hostels
Riverside ECHG - Old Tea Warehouse
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless people, including those with drug, alcohol problems 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
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Self or agency referrals. Phone, call in daily 24 hours or write. Require proof of benefit entitlement. Interview. Applicants may be subject to a risk assessment.
Operate a waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
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.
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
£13.51pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, garden.|
|Disabled facilities||1 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.
24 hour access via entryphone.
9am-11pm (no admittance after 9.30pm). No overnight guests.
Formal tenants' association. Regular, compulsory residents' meetings.
Volunteering and donations ^ back to top
Currently have 8 volunteers, run art class, conduct counselling sessions, help with admin. Phone 01494 753920 for further information.
Food, clothing. Phone 01494 753920 for details.
Further information ^ back to top
The Riverside Group.
High Wycombe train station - 2 minutes walk.