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Routes to Roots

Routes to Roots

Founded on Christian principles, Routes to Roots seeks to help all homeless and vulnerably housed people in Poole regardless of their faith.

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Housing

To provide security and warmth, where there is immediate social and spiritual support as well as the basic necessities: food, clothing, a place to wash and a place to rest.

Amos House provides supported housing for three men, and we are working towards another property for female clients.

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Support

We provide support needs on an individual basis. Often this includes developing self esteem, social skills, community engagement and employment skills.

We also act as an advocate dealing with other agencies, such as landlords, mental health & addiction teams, council officers & police.

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Access

We are committed to ending the recycling of homelessness.

Once accommodated, we continue to ensure access to help and assistance needed for maintaining that accommodation, enabling people to become rooted in their community.

Supporting Homelessness in Poole since 2000...

Routes to Roots

Founded on Christian principles, Routes to Roots seeks to help all homeless and vulnerably housed people in Poole regardless of their faith.

At four drop-ins R2R provides basic necessities, such as hot food, clothing and sleeping bags, and offers indoor & outdoor motivational activities, which aim to boost self-confidence and develop skills.

In addition, internet and telephone facilities, 'care of address' and one-to-one support, guidance & information are provided. From November 2015 Routes to Roots has provided supported accommodation to three of Poole's homeless.

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Carolling the Shoppers

Routes to Roots' carol singers will be entertaining customers at Waitrose in Parkstone on Saturday 16 December from 12 noon and at ...

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Invitation to Sleep Out ... at St James

“Why not join us on Saturday 9th December 10 pm at St James Church in Poole Old Town. Spend a night sleeping outside in ...

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2017 R2R WinterAppeal

Winter Appeal

You can also leave donations of clothing and other items at Big Yellow Self Storage, Poole when it is open: from 8am ...

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Our Story...

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It's the sleep out at St. James's Church tonight and we would like to thank all those who are taking part. Between them they will raise around £5000 in sponsorship donations for R2R!

We wish you all a safe, peaceful and hopefully dry night.
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Thank you to Sarah who brought in donations on behalf of residents and friends of Winterborne Kingston

We will be seeing Sarah later this month when Kingsbere Kitchen will be providing a hot meal for all those who attend the drop-ins.
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