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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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Dorset High Sherriff Inspired by R2Rs’ ‘Place for Change’

The High Sherriff of Dorset, GeorgeStreatfeild visited our future permanent support facility for Poole’s homeless in October.We were delighted to play host ...


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Drop-in Manager Appointed

Andy Mason has been appointed as our new Drop-in Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator, with effect from 21 September 2020. Andy recently returned ...



Hill Street Updates

Work started in September and all the internal demolition is now complete: scaffolding is up; the suspended ceiling is down; the pews ...


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We still need more help at our weekday lunchtime drop-ins so if you are one of our regular volunteers ready to return or would like to join the team then email ... See MoreSee Less

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We are all excited that the first phase of building work has finally begun on Hill Street. Thank you all for all your support and prayers 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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