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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.

Latest Updates
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Drop-in Manager Appointed

Andy Mason has been appointed as our new Drop-in Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator, with effect from 21 September 2020. Andy recently returned ...


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2019-20 AGM

Because of the coronavirus situation we have not been able to schedule an AGM for 2019-20 and we will not be able to ...



Hill Street Updates

Amanda Brint-Smee of Certa Services in Poole has joined our team of pro bono professionals. Amanda's involvement in this project is to ...


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Today we welcomed Andy Mason to the R2R team. Andy has taken over the role of Drop-in Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator and we wish him every success.

If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our drop-ins (currently held on all weekday lunchtimes) then please email Andy on or you can contact the R2R office.
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Helen, our drop-in manager and volunteer co-ordinator left us today to continue her studies full-time. We offer her our heartfelt thanks and wish her well for her future ambitions. Helen will be missed by all, and especially those who attend our drop-ins. Good luck Helen! ... See MoreSee Less

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