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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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Severe Weather Emergency Protocol is activated in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole til Friday, 20th January.

To confirm your space or refer someone else for emergency shelter, please call 01202 315962.Cold weather can kill people who are sleeping rough.

SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) has been declared in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, which means from now until Friday, anyone who is rough sleeping is automatically entitled to be housed for their own welfare.

To confirm your space or refer someone else for emergency shelter, please call 01202 315962
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