Doorway is an open access drop-in centre for those who are homeless, sofa surfing or who have complex issues that might affect their ability to acquire and / or 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.
The Doorway office has moved – please click here for our new address
Download Samsa K’s eBook for Kindle from Amazon here “The Voice Inside My Head” = written by a guest and published by Doorway Wiltshire Ltd
Find out our latest news on our blog
Download our Annual Review 2014
Read the Doorway Guest Survey & Report 2013 “The Real Impact of Welfare Reform”
Visit the Friends of Doorway page to see our events calendar
If you would like to volunteer at Doorway please complete an application pack
Volunteering at Christmas
Whilst we are very grateful for the increased awareness of our organisation at this time of year, we would like to point out to those who are enquiring about volunteering at Christmas that we provide services for the other 51 weeks of the year and do not take on temporary volunteers.
We have a dedicated team of around 50 permanent volunteers who are all recruited via a very strict application process.
If you would like to apply to volunteer with Doorway then please download an application form
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, The South West Foundation, Police & Crime Commissioner Fund, Chippenham Borough Lands Charity, Waitrose, CostCutter Chippenham, Zurich Community Trust, ICIC Foundation, Lloyds Bank Community Fund, Wadworth, The Rotary Club of Chippenham & The Rotary Club of Chippenham Wiltshire Vale, Lion’s Club of Chippenham, Aviva Broker Community Fund and donations from individuals, Churches and other Organisations.