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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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Winter Appeal 2022

We have launched our 2022 Winter Appeal...With the help of some special four-legged friends we have launched our winter appeal to raise ...


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Routes to Roots receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Routes to Roots, a homeless charity based in Poole run by a group ofvolunteers, have just been awarded The Queen’s Award for ...


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Genesis Centre Opens

Poole’s first building solely dedicated to helping the town’s homeless and vulnerably housed opens its doors on 21 March 2022. Genesis Centre ...


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A very special story to finish a special week here at The Genesis Centre. 🥰

A huge thank you to Louie who has donated £250 to Routes to Roots. 😊 His donation fulfils one of his mum's last wishes;

"My mum passed away earlier this year and one of her final wishes was for some of the money she left to be given to the charities that have helped me - Routes to Roots have been there for me and I'm really happy to donate this money in her memory" 💛

Louie has been attending Routes to Roots on and off for about 5 years accessing lunches and enjoying being part of the community and making friends.

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🎉 Happy Birthday To Us! 🥳

This week we are celebrating one year of the Genesis Centre being open and reflecting on the obstacles we have overcome and the challenges we continue to face.

Throughout the last year we have been continually overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of the human spirit - of people wanting to help people - by donating items, money and their time.

Since we opened last year the number accessing our services on a daily basis have more than doubled - with your support, care and compassion we'll keep doing everything we can to help those in need - thank you 💛

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