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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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Trustee inspection

2020-21 AGM

As work is ongoing at our new building, Genesis Centre, in Hill Street we have not yet been able to schedule an ...

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Amazing Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever considered volunteering for us? We need kitchen staff in our current location on Skinner Street and would also love off-site ...

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Genesis Centre Updates

Members of the Rotary Club of Poole Bay visit Genesis Centre.Our pro bono architect Ken Morgan has outlined the final work needed ...

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We are Routes to Roots

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Below is a list of our previous services (pre-covid) which we are hoping to provide once again once Genesis (our new building) is ready for us (hopefully in December). We will be adding some new concepts to this list, such as Mon-Fri meals for those in need, what do you think we should add to our new permanent schedule?

• Food offerings for people in need
• Fortnightly Sunday afternoon drop-ins
• Wellbeing and Outreach services via drop-ins including Rough
sleeper team, EDAS, CMHT, Housing, CAB and Health check-ups
• For rough sleepers, breakfast vouchers from November to March
• One to one support for benefit claims, calls to agencies, doctors,
landlords, etc
• One to one professional counselling
• Referrals to other agencies
• Postal care-of address
• Access to landline telephone
• Shower, Chiropodist & Haircut services
• Clothing
• Toiletries
• Sleeping bags
• Projects: indoor and outdoor activities
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