We use cookies to provide vital functionality. For more information, please see our cookie policy.

Manage cookie preferences


Riverside - SASH Project

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless including ex-offenders, those who may be at risk of offending or who have substance/alcohol misuse problems. Exist must be in place by referral before being consided for accommodation. Local connection is not needed. Can not accept sex offenders.

Who we cannot help

Those with offences against children or young people. Schedule 1 offenders. Arsonists. Those who may present a risk to other residents or staff.


Men only and women only

Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from any agency, including Probation Service. Will accept referrals direct from prison.

Referral procedure

Phone daily 24 hours. Referral form and interview assessments. May require some background information, eg probation reports, details of previous supported housing placements etc.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

The service offers support in areas such as addressing offending and substance misuse issue, setting up and maintaining a home, managing finances, claiming benefits and developing domestic and life skills. The service assesses those thought to be vulnerable and who may be finding it difficult to sustain a tenancy. Support levels are negotiated and planned according to the identified needs.

Total spaces




Further information

Public transport

Buses 51, 52, 137.