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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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BCP SWEP from 6.1.21 facebook

SWEP Activated

BCP Council rough sleeper outreach team has activated the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol In Poole from 6 January.



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


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Hill Street Updates

Clients will get online at Hill Street. Andy and Sara Powell at Poole IT are generously donating our IT equipment for free. ...


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Something to smile about during these grey days: Brer Fox found himself locked down for the night after sneaking into our Hill Street building while builders were at work. Our architect Ken found him the next day patiently waiting to get out. After some refreshments he went on his way. ... See MoreSee Less

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