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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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Spread Some Warmth

Over the last year at Routes to Roots, we have been working very hard to convert 104 Hill Street, a former Baptist ...



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 ...


Sarah Klopper

Hill Street Updates

Our latest pro bono professional stonemason Sarah Klopper works at Salisbury Cathedral. As part of our Listed Building consent we are required ...


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The goal of our Christmas Appeal this year is heating for the building we are restoring as a centre for help for the homeless. £25,000 will fund a new system, and we need your help to reach that target. Please help us spread some warmth by donating via our website. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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