Homeless Support

Homeless Support

People can become homeless for any number of reasons including family breakdown, bereavement, mental health problems, alcohol or drug abuse, unemployment or a move from institutionalised living. Our aim is to provide those who may find themselves in this situation with food and a few of the basic essentials of life that most of us take for granted, without judgement and with dignity and mutual respect.

Community Meals

Twice a week, every week of the year come rain or shine, we provide a community meal for any adult in need of food; no referral is required. These are held on a Thursday and Sunday evening and our guests are offered a hot meal, soup, sandwiches and cakes prepared by our volunteers, along with fruit, drinks and snacks. At Christmas and Easter we serve a three course sit down meal with small practical gifts or Easter eggs. We are currently serving an average of 70 people at each meal with numbers on the rise.

Community Meal locations and Times

Thursday evening 6.30pm to 7pm.
Braidley Road Car Park, St. Stephens’s Way Bournemouth, BH2 6JZ

Sunday evening 6pm to 7pm:
St. Andrew’s Church Hall, St Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth, BH2 6JJ

Clothing & Equipment

Access to nutritious food isn’t the only problem facing those who are living rough or in poor or temporary accommodation. At every community meal we have a well stocked van manned by experienced volunteers where those who need to can access clothes, shoes, hygiene products, sleeping bags, roll mats tents and more. We have a high turnover of these items so are always in need of more. if you think you could help please see our donations page.

Other Services

We are very fortunate to have the support of other like minded organisations and individuals who attend community meals to offer free services and support such as Street Vet, The Samaritans and volunteer hairdressers.

Thank you to Ewan Champion-Smith who visited one of our community meals in the summer of 2023 and filmed this snapshot of the work we do.  www.championsmithcreative.com

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