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Riverside re-launch

May 21 2009
Salvation Army centre re-launches as specialist hostel for homeless men with alcohol and drug problems The Riverside House has just been re-launched as a specialist hostel for homeless men suffering from alcohol and drug problems. The old building was completely demolished and the new unit can now accommodate 31 people in single en-suite room accommodation, 18 units of which are already occupied. "These are for people working towards resettlement," explained a spokeswoman for the Salvation Army, which manages the hostel. "We also run resettlement programmes to encourage people to build their confidence and develop the skills they need." The new facilities, however, are not for everybody. The hostel works on a referral-only basis and clients are usually those leaving a residential detoxification or rehabilitation unit, or those coming out of prison after a detox programme.