Guildford Swingbridge boat trip

Guildford hostel residents take boat trip

A group of people recovering from homelessness have gone on a boat trip with their support workers.

The Swingbridge narrowboats on the River Wey are staffed by long-term volunteers. They taught the group how to steer and go from dock to dock, which they really enjoyed.

The day-trippers also learned about the history of Guildford and how the river was beneficial for trading and providing goods to locals.

They loved the experience and were happy to give staff more ideas for future activities!

A support worker who went with the residents said:

“The fact that we were all involved and got to learn interesting facts out in nature meant that residents felt closer to us as humans, not employees.”