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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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Can anyone help? 😊

Due to the continued hot weather we would really appreciate any donations of the following items...

🥤 Bottled Water
🧴 Suntan Lotion
🧢 Baseball Caps
🩲 New Mens and Womens Underwear
👕 Mens and Womens T-Shirts

If you can help, please get in touch on 01202 667880 or email Thank you so much! 😊

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A huge thank you to 1st Lytchett Minster Scouts for the donation of sleeping bags, liners, roll mats and blankets and a special mention to Emilie Hannam for picking them all up for us! 😊

They were taken into the Genesis Centre on Monday morning and most of them have been given out to the homeless already!

These donations are truly appreciated - thank you! 🥰
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