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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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Today, with the help of some special four-legged friends we launch our Winter Appeal to raise vital funds to help homeless and vulnerable people.

We are facing challenging times, and now more than ever need your support.

Please donate if you can, every penny will really make the difference to someone's life. 💛

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Thank you so much for your support Absolute Music! 😊

#charity #helpthehomeless #poole #bournemouth #dorset #community #givingback #kindnessmatters🎄 This Christmas, our charity The Absolute Music Trust is supporting a few campaigns to help those less fortunate.

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⭐'Musicians Supporting The Homeless'⭐

There is a collection container in the foyer of the superstore which we aim to fill with food and non-perishable items.

From now until Monday 19th December.

⭐Donations will go to the Routes to Roots charity - providing rough sleepers and vulnerably housed people in Poole with hope for the future.

Initiated by AMT Trustee Joe Musker, visitors to the superstore, recording studios and rehearsal rooms are welcome to drop off food items.

🎁 Items...
Tinned fruit
Broth and Stock
All-natural juice
Tinned meat and fish
Tinned soups and stew
Condiments and spices
Tinned beans and vegetables
Canola and olive oil sprays
Pasta, rice and pasta sauce.

Here's to a special festive season. 🎄
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