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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.

Since 2000 Routes to Roots has supported rough sleepers, vulnerably housed (sofa surfers or in B&Bs) and newly housed (formerly homeless) adults in Poole.

At five drop-ins we provide basic necessities, such as showers, hot food, clothing and sleeping bags, and offer outreach access to the Poole addictions team, mental health workers, Poole rough sleeper outreach team and housing advisers.

We also offer supported housing for three rough sleepers, working with the local authorities to move them on into independent accommodation.

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We Support the Food Bank

POOLE FOOD BANK is struggling to meet the increased demand for food at this challenging time. Following recent discussions with the Food Bank, ...

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Renovation Begins

Following our acquisition of the former Hill Street Baptist Church, we have embarked on an extensive refurbishment programme to convert the historic ...

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Our Own Building - At Last

We are delighted to announce that we are well on our way to achieving our dream of establishing a hub for the ...

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POOLE FOOD BANK is struggling to meet the increased demand for food at this challenging time.

Following recent discussions with the Food Bank, R2R has decided to donate to them all the money we would have spent on food for our drop-ins, if we had been able to remain open, over the last few weeks.

At a time when we are unable to feed the hungry ourselves, we feel it is vital that we help our partner agencies, who are still able to get food to those in need, including many of our clients.

We welcome this opportunity to be able to give something back, to help the Food Bank feed those, who may only be a step away from being homeless themselves.

Over the years, so many of you have helped us with your donations of food. During this crisis we ask that you help the Food Bank who would welcome tins of meat, potatoes, rice pudding and fruit, long grain rice, pasta sauce, coffee, UHT milk.

Any donations can be dropped at the Food Bank, Longfleet URC, Longfleet Rd, (next to the petrol station), 9.30am - 12 noon.
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