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Half -Time

A safe place to be heard

**Update regarding our services during Coronavirus**

Our Half-time facility will undergo a deep clean on the week beginning 30th March and we will be repurposing the facility in order to continue to offer support and motivation for rough sleepers.

Getting off the Streets

We believe in giving people the opportunity to have a better half of their life and in some cases to have a better life with the time they have left.

As in sport we believe the second half can be better than the first half. It may require some changes and maybe a different approach but it’s worth taking the risk especially if it leads to a positive outcome and even possible victory!

Life expectancy for those who remain on the streets is on average 47-50 years.

Half-Time offers people the opportunity to get off the pitch (street), come inside to a safe environment and chat to our staff and volunteers about their lives in a new way. With a holistic approach concerned about the mind, body and soul we offer people the opportunity to talk about a fresh start and the changes that could be made to help them get off the street. We give people time to discuss, think and, if they wish, pray about their future.

WHAT WE DO

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The BCARS Journey
The Projects we run to help Rough Sleepers get off the streets.

Based in the town centre of Bournemouth working with our partners at the YMCA, Half-Time offers a person-centred approach to those rough sleeping on our streets. This isn’t a drop in, it is support and help by appointment because we believe in putting people first. This building was dedicated to the glory of God in April 2017 to love support and motivate those in need.

Support we offer

We are open all year round: during the winter months, we assess rough sleepers for our supported bed project Sleepsafe. During the summer, we continue to motivate and support those on the streets.

We offer the following:

  • Shower
  • Laundry service
  • Drink / Snacks
  • Clothing
  • c/o Address
  • Phone charging,
  • Ordering ID (Birth Certificates)
  • Support for Housing Assessments.

Where are we?

55 Westover Road
Bournemouth
BH1 2BZ

When open you can call us on  07743 386910.

When are we open?

Opening Hours:

Mon 9am – 1pm
Wed 9am – 1pm 
Fri 9am – 1pm

BCARS Half-Time Team

Half-Time – Our impact over a year

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