Doorway is a charity drop-in centre in Chippenham, Wiltshire. We provide a friendly, safe place for adults who are homeless or who have complex issues that might affect their ability to acquire and sustain a tenancy.
We believe that homeless and marginalised adults are capable of change and will only achieve their full potential when offered a safe, supportive, empowering and non-judgemental environment which will help reverse the downward spiral of homelessness.
As well as providing guests with everyday basics like freshly cooked food, and laundry and shower facilities, we also offer a range of activities such as:
- creative writing
- art workshops
- indoor football
- IT training
- women’s group
These activities aim to build self esteem and teach new skills as a first step to moving into work and sustaining a tenancy.
Doorway Wiltshire AGM – Wednesday 20th November 2013 2pm
SleepOut 2014 – Saturday 25th January 2014 – pack can be downloaded from here
Find out our latest news on our blog
Download our Annual Review 2012 – 2013
Visit the Friends of Doorway page to see our events calendar
Winner of the 2013 Chippenham Area Board Community Team Award for Volunteering in the Community
Nominated for the 2013 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Winner of a 2013 Aviva Broker Community Fund Award for Community Spaces.
Shortlisted for the 2012 Wiltshire Council & NHS Wiltshire Voluntary and Community Award for Improving Quality of Life.
Winner of the 2011 Wiltshire Health & Wellbeing Highly Commended Award for improving mental health and wellbeing.
Winner of the 2010 Wiltshire Health & Wellbeing Award for Action to prevent alcohol and drug abuse.
Currently funded by:
The Community Foundation for Wiltshire & Swindon, Co-operative Group Community Fund, Zurich Community Trust, The Pheasant Chippenham (Wadworth), South West Foundation, Rotary Club of Chippenham, Chippenham Borough Lands Charity & numerous donations from individuals, Churches and other local organisations.