If you are interested in applying for yourself or someone you care for, please read the guide below, and then get in touch to discuss how we can help.

Places at Riverwood

Due to the person-centered, individual nature of the care, services and support we offer, we are only able to accommodate 23 members on any given day. Please contact us to register your interest and find out if there are any spaces currently available.


Who can apply

Riverwood places are open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

  • Adults 18 or over
  • With a Learning Disability or Learning Difficulty
  • On the Disability Register

Service users do not need to live within the Borough of Greenwich. 

Funding your place at Riverwood

It costs £52 per full day or £30 per half day to attend the Riverwood Project. If you are on the Greenwich Disability Register (CLDT), you can be referred by your social worker. Alternatively, you can pay by self-funding or Direct Payments.

If you have any queries about funding a place, or would like more information about this service, a referral form or details of current days available, please contact us today.

How to apply

If you, a family member or someone you care for could benefit from the unique opportunities offered by activities and services at Riverwood, please call us on 0208 854 6261, email us at sc1@greenwichmencap.org.uk or complete our enquiry form on this page

Our staff will be able to discuss when a place may become available, adding you to our waiting list and arranging a tour, or answer any questions you may have.

Free taster day

We want you to see what makes Riverwood special, so we offer free taster day where you'll receive a tour of our workshop, meet the staff and try some of our activities. To be eligible for the free taster day, please provide us with  copy of your care assessment.  If you are not being referred by the Borough, you can request a copy of this assessment from your social worker.

Once you have obtained your care assessment, please contact us to arrange your taster day.

Opening times

Riverwood is open for service users from 9am to 2pm every Monday, and from 9am to 3pm from Tuesday to Friday. We are open to the public from 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Where we are

Riverwood is located at our workshop facility in Woolwich, south east London. You can find more information about our facility on this page.

Transport for members

We do not arrange transport to or from Riverwood, however this can be discussed at the support planning stage.

My son has been at Riverwood since 2013. The staff and atmosphere are so warm and welcoming, it gives you a great sense of security and belonging. I feel safe leaving him at Riverwood.
Yasmin Scott