River House Trust

River House Trust

Furnivall Gardens
Off Rutland Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 9DJ
Telephone:  020 8753 5190

url http://www.riverhousetrust.org.uk/index.html

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River House evolved from a pilot project called 'The Meeting Place' which was established in Hammersmith & Fulham in the mid 80's. River House, in its present form, opened in February 1988 as a result of a unique co-operation between St. Paul's Church, Hammersmith and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham's Social Services Department.

The project was set up on the belief that what was needed in supporting individuals with HIV and AIDS was not yet another voluntary agency but a concerted way of harnessing the resources of individuals to offer an integrated range of services under a single roof.

It was already becoming clear at that time that the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham was home to large numbers of people living with the virus.

Sadly, such people were being denied access to necessary services due firstly to a lack of appropriate and sensitive provision and, secondly, to active discrimination and neglect experienced as a result of their HIV status. It was the desire to challenge such injustice and reach out to these most vulnerable individuals which led to the establishment and subsequent development of the Project.