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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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New Bishop Visits Genesis Centre

We were delighted to have a very special visitor in January at Genesis Centre. Routes to Roots was privileged to be one ...


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The incredible people at AJC Group have been pushing themselves to the limit ALL WEEK.

This epic fitness challenge comes to an end today - please give them a final boost and donate if you can!

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Our women's group starts tomorrow morning at 10am.

If you or someone you know would benefit from the group please come along to the Genesis Centre in Poole.

We look forward to meeting you. ☕️

We are also on the look out for anyone with hairdressing skills, make up artists or anyone skilled in arts and crafts that would be willing to share their talents and volunteer a couple of hours one Thursday morning to come and help the group.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you... please get in touch with Ben Sargent, Genesis Centre Manager -

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