Routes To Roots (Poole) CIO

Routes To Roots (Poole) CIO

Charity information

Routes To Roots (Poole) CIO

Routes to Roots supports rough sleepers, vulnerably housed and newly housed 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.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    To provide rough sleepers and vulnerably housed people in Poole with hope for the future

    R2R is a Poole charity with a Christian ethos providing a personalised service to rough sleepers and vulnerably housed adults, to enable them to become rooted in the community.

  • Aims

    Routes To Roots (Poole) CIO aims to:

    • To encourage participation rather than dependency
    • To provide a place of security and warmth, through drop-ins, where there is immediate social and spiritual support as well as the basic necessities for life: food, clothing, a place to wash and rest
    • To put an end to the recycling of homelessness and to ensure that, once accommodated, clients are able to access the help and assistance they need to maintain that accommodation
    • To provide support needs on an individual basis, tailored to the client, providing clear assessment and progression achieved
    • To develop client self esteem, self-awareness, social skills, community engagement and employment skills by providing opportunities for team working, volunteering and training
  • Overview

    Established: October 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1155945

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 80

    Phone number: 07901 387643

    Address: Skinner Street URC, Skinner St, Poole, Dorset BH15 1RQ

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