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How to Find Help

**Update regarding our services during Coronavirus**

Click here for more information on who rough sleepers should contact if they are experiencing a new continuous cough or fever.

Please contact any services listed below VIA TELEPHONE for advice on accessing services. Our Community Take-away Meals and Local Services Map for rough sleepers will be kept up-to-date with any changes (see links below).

Below we have listed 8 useful links that will help a rough sleeper access practical help such as a meal, shower or how to access health care for example.

Please take just 5 minutes to STOP & READ to understand what is available in your community.

Taking the time to understand what help is out there is key.

If you aren’t sure then read Phil’s story >

Remember taking the right action today could save a life tomorrow or even today!

“The Big issue seller told me what was available in the town. It saved my life I got clean & off the streets, that was 10 years ago.”

Phil
Ex-Rough Sleeper
Speak to Someone
Helpline
We now run a new helpline 07842 174241, Monday to Friday from 9 am til 1 pm excluding bank holidays, offering support to those who may be on the street, vulnerably housed or just need a little encouragement during this stressful time.
Speak to Someone
In an Emergency
Welfare Concern
If you come across a rough sleeper and you are concerned for their welfare please call the emergency services, ambulance or police on 999.
In an Emergency
Apply for help
Homeless Application
Have you been to the Council to explain you have nowhere to sleep tonight? This is a great place to start if you want help. More information
Apply for help
Get registered
St Mungo's services
Have you contacted St. Mungo's and let them know you are rough sleeping? They need to verify you are sleeping on the street so they can help you. Call them on 01202 315962. Explain where you are sleeping, description, name, mobile number and their Outreach Team will try to find you. For their weekly local drop-ins to meet the team, go to our Community Meals Emergency Provision (Covid-19).
Get registered
Or register online
Streetlink
Another option is to register yourself or another on Streetlink. This is to connect rough sleepers to local outreach services (email address required).
Or register online
Find local services online
Street Support
Have you gone onto Street Support Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole yet? You can find a wide range of local services, help with practical needs and advice on their website. You can access this on a smartphone or a laptop. Click on the orange ‘Find Help’ button.
Find local services online
Have a meal
Community Meals
Did you know there is somewhere to eat every day in Bournemouth? click on our Community Meals Emergency Provision (Covid-19) to download times and locations.
Have a meal
Find a safe place to be heard
Half-Time
You can make an appointment at Half-Time or ring us during opening hours on 07743 386910. (Mon, Wed & Fri 9am - 1pm). We are open all year round loving, supporting & motivating rough sleepers and also the door to access Sleepsafe when in operation.
Find a safe place to be heard
Find a safe place to sleep
Sleepsafe
There isn’t a direct access or emergency bed hostel in the area. However for six months of the year we run a supported bed scheme. More information on our Sleepsafe mission.
Find a safe place to sleep

If you require any more advice or info you can contact us.

Thank you for being informed and becoming a life saver.