Riverside - Ark House/Old School Buildings

Referral address

Ark House
60 Parliament Street

Referral phone

01453 766321

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single young people who are registered as homeless with the local authority, or at risk of being homeless, and must be referred through the counties START referral process. The local authority has 100% nomination right and all referrals come through this process.

Who we cannot help

All based on risk assesssment.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Gloucestershire START referral group.

Referral procedure

Gloucestershire START referral group.

Length of stay

  • Maximum stay: 6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

24 hours support staff on site. Specific weekly key work sessions to manage tenancies, stay in education or training or to find work.

Rooms and charges

  • Total spaces: 22


  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Stroud Bus Station (Merrywalks) (0.75M) Stroud Train Station (0.75M)


We are currently looking to develop ways in which volunteering can be incorporated with our aims and objectives. Contact us on 01453756069 for further information.


We consider donations of food and kitchen supplies to help support our resident’s independence. For further information contact us on 01453 756 069

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Riverside - Ark House/Old School Buildings and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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