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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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Mobile Laundry

The Clean Machine, a mobile laundry service based In Bournemouth, visited our Wednesday afternoon drop-in during March to allow the guys to ...

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2017-18 AGM

All are welcome at our AGM to be held on Sunday 7 April 2019 at Skinner Street URC, Poole, from 3.30pm. Our ...

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Amos House: Onwards and Upwards

Poole Council granted gold status for housing to our three tenants, which is the highest priority rating. Following this, the original three ...

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We now have the clean machine visiting our well being Wednesday drop-in at Skinner Street. The van will enable a few of our friends to have their laundry washed and dried whilst enjoying lunch at R2R.

Thanks to Hope for Food for providing the van and to Random Kindness (Poole) for bringing it to us.
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Tonight's menu at the evening drop in included chicken and tomato pasta and pancakes...not much was left at the end! ... See MoreSee Less

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