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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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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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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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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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Once Again we Are Appalled

In response to the decision made by Poole Council on 13 March that its PSPO will be implemented on 16 April for ...



R2R Volunteers Step Up

R2R currently are the only help to people who would otherwise be dying of exposure on the streets of Poole this week. ...



Poole's PSPO An Outrage

At Poole's annual Homeless Sunday Service on Sunday, 4 February, the Right Reverend Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne and Patron of Routes ...


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A message from our Chair;

In light of the decision made by Poole council with regard to the PSPO I would like to say that Routes to Roots are no longer surprised by any decision the council make regarding the homeless in Poole.

Once again we are appalled by the way in which this measure shows complete lack of care or compassion for the growing number of people, many with a local connection to Poole, who are having to sleep on our streets or in our car parks. Many of these people are having to beg in order to survive.

This measure does nothing to help these most vulnerable people find a solution to help meet their needs, it merely puts them at risk of being criminalised for being poor.

The Revd Pat Southgate
Chair of Routes to Roots (Christian Action on Homeless in Poole)
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Joe Musker will be holding a drumathon at Mr Kyps on
Saturday 24th March 12pm-4pm. All who attend are asked to donate some food and there will be a raffle. All donations and proceeds will be given to us here at R2R.

Joe is a drummer who has played for some very famous bands and singers over the years and his events have always been successful. Please support him and this event!
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