Doorway Wiltshire Ltd

Doorway Wiltshire Ltd

Charity information

Doorway Wiltshire Ltd

Doorway is a charity drop-in centre in Chippenham, Wiltshire providing a friendly, safe place for adults who are homeless or who have complex issues, such as debt, mental health problems, substance use or poor life skills which are likely to affect their ability to acquire or sustain a tenancy

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    We believe that homeless and marginalised individuals are capable of change and will only achieve their full potential when offered a safe, supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment - it is our vision to provide such an environment and meaningful activities which will help reverse the spiral of homelessness.

    Doorway accepts and values diversity in all people, and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in all areas of its business.

    We believe that time should be given to working with people who wish to fulfill their personal potential and participate fully in society but find it difficult to do so for whatever reason.

    Service users are known as 'Guests' rather than 'Clients', which defines the relationship we wish to achieve.

  • Aims

    Doorway Wiltshire Ltd aims to:

    • Provide information, support and, where necessary, practical help that will empower people to make and act on informed choices arrived at by themselves Provide activities within the centre which are likely to enhance guests' skills and raise self-confidence as a first step towards changing their lives
    • Encourage and empower guests to become involved in the running of the centre and in forums designed to give service users a voice
    • Promote the needs of homeless and marginalised people locally by means of high quality PR, thereby helping to reduce discrimination towards them and influencing the local community to become more supportive and less judgemental
    • Provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment
    • Train staff to engage with guests and form professional boundaried relationships Use these relationships to promote growth in guests' self esteem, confidence and aspirations
  • Overview

    Established: January 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1137757

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01249 445385

    Address: Station Hill House Station Hill Chippenham Wiltshire SN15 1EQ

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