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2nd Half: Storehouse

A safe place to share

**Update regarding our services during Coronavirus**:

The Storehouse is currently providing much needed supplies to our projects and supporting the needs of our local community.

What is the Storehouse?

The Storehouse began with a vision of seeing the space used for supporting former rough sleepers. It is our store for all our beds, equipment, and toiletries which are supplied to all our projects. It is where  we receive donations and deliver items from. The Storehouse is run by ex-rough sleepers who have now moved on in their journey.

During the Covid-19 crisis, The Storehouse is a crucial distribution centre of food and toiletries packs for those recently placed into accommodation from the streets, as well as the most vulnerable in our community. Packed lunches for ex-rough sleepers are prepared by local churches and community meal providers and delivered to The Storehouse for collection by BCP council.

How Can You Help?

If you’d like to help, please bring donations to the Storehouse Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 12:00 noon. A list of our current needs can be found on our Practical Giving page.

What is the Vision?

Our long-term vision for The Storehouse is to be a place where you may meet some amazing people, a place for sharing and encouraging people in a loving creative and positive environment!

We plan to sell our handmade wooden products (made from ex-rough sleepers in our Carpenters’ Workshop) whilst you can have a hot cup of fresh coffee, some homemade soup or a bacon sandwich made with Farmhouse crusty bread in our cafe! All money raised from the sale of our products, drinks and snacks goes back into our projects to help rough sleepers get off the streets.

So you know that your purchase is not only buying something you want but you are making a difference to someone’s life. You will get a warm welcome and it would be great for you to share in this extraordinary project!

You could even become a shareholder! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Where to find us

The Storehouse
St Johns Church
Surrey Road
BH12 1EG

Opening Times (for donations)

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 noon

Tel: 07730 891433

(during opening times)

Wooden goods made by BCARS ex-rough sleepers
Display of wooden christmas trees made at BCARS Carpentry Workshop