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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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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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Perhaps you've just come back from Camp Bestival Dorset or maybe you've just finished the last family camping trip for the summer. ⛺️

Before you pack it all away again for another year - could you spare a sleeping bag to help us support the rough sleepers of Poole?

Any donations would be greatly appreciated 💛

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Schedule for August 📅

Daily Drop-In - Monday to Friday - 12.00 - 14.30. Providing a hot meal to those homeless and vulnerable in Poole.

Breakfast - Monday and Friday at 10.00am - Breakfast available to rough sleepers as well as access to showers, washing machines and clothes.

Every Monday at 10.00am - Outreach Workers from St Mungo's will be available.

Every Monday at 13.00 - Needle Exchange provided by We Are With You.

Monday 1st August 2022 - Hepatitis C testing - Monthly visit from the University Hospitals Dorset Liver Nurse Team.

Thursday 11th August 2022 - Chiropodist - Monthly visit from Jenny Donovan.

Thank you to everyone who makes these services possible. 😊

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