Riverside - Railway Road Project
63 Findlay Street
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people with support needs. Priority given to those with a local connection.
Who we cannot help
No automatic exclusions.
- Minimum age accepted: 16
- Maximum age accepted: 65
How to get a referral
All referrals come via Wigan Council's Housing Support Access Point.
Referrals via HSAP ( see www.wigan.gov.uk). Require proof of ID, eg birth certificate, driving licence, benefits letter etc. Need risk assessment from referring agency. 6 emergency access beds, 4 of which are 4 weeks stay maximum.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 1 night
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
5 full time staff cover weekly rota on-site during day, Manager available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, plus overnight security/concierge. Keywork system (approx 11 residents per support worker), fortnightly-monthly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 6 weeks. Staff provide support around benefits, budgeting, debt, alcohol and drug problems, mental and physical health, offending behaviour, employment, training and education. Liaison with other support agencies.
Rooms and charges
£11.34pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Bedsit: 22
- Total spaces: 22
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins and fridges.
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- Disabled facilities: 1 room (plus kitchen and bathroom) accessible to wheelchair users.
- Other facilities: 4 kitchens, 4 bathrooms, training room with computer and internet, lounge, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Must attend keywork meetings. Must attend training courses if in client support plan. No alcohol allowed in communal areas. Smoking allowed in own room and garden only. Licence agreement.
Between 10am-8.30pm. No overnight guests.
Leigh bus station - 10 mins walk.
Contact Greater Manchester Volunteer Coordinator on 0161 277 5505 for further information.
Food, clothes, toiletries, furniture. Contact project for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Riverside - Railway Road Project 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.