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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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Bishop Stephen Lake

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 ...


Ben Sargent

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Ben Sargent joined us at the beginning of this month in the new role of Genesis Centre Manager. Ben says: “I am ...


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Genesis Centre - date set

We have set a date for the formal opening of Genesis Centre - 20 March 2022. This is also the 20th anniversary ...


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Routes to Roots Poole

Thank you to Louis Rogers from Rick Stein, Sandbanks who took the time to visit the Genesis Centre in Poole last week.

Louis had a number of inspiring ideas and we're really looking forward to working with him and his team to help the local community. 😊

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A very warm welcome to our new Genesis Centre Manager, Ben Sargent.

Ben joined us at the beginning of this month and we are thrilled to have him on board.

Ben said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the Day Centre Manager for Routes to Roots.

"Having worked for many years in housing and addiction services across Bournemouth and Poole, I have always been impressed by the fantastic work that R2R do and the care shown to those in need."

With Ben's guidance, we're really looking forward to creating a community at the Genesis Centre where people will feel supported, feel heard and have access to the support services they require.

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