OPENhouse enables young people and vulnerable individuals in the Stroud district and across Gloucestershire to discover their potential through building a community where they can live, relate, learn, work, get support and find their next step in life. This is achieved by providing housing, enhanced support, development and learning opportunities and links to volunteering and employment experiences. Through a strong community based model OPENhouse provides each individual with a tailor made, flexible programme that directly meets their specific needs.
OPENhouse was founded in 1978, under the name Shire Training Workshops. Although it has developed dramatically throughout these years it has always and continues to remain true, and developed in accordance, with our charitable vision, mission, values, and core principles.