Statistics produced in 2008, estimate that there are 73 people registered as homeless in Bournemouth, however this figure is hardly concrete. This is a guide of the options available to the homeless.
St Paul’s Night Shelter – Charges £3 a night for those in receipt of benefits. The shelter claims that people must be referred by Bournemouth Borough Council Supporting People Hub. Residents must book and pay for room by 11am and must be over the age of eighteen. Dogs are allowed but are required to be muzzled upon entry. Access to GPs, community nurses, mental health social workers and needle exchange services are available. Site can admit fourty people consisting of thirty-six single rooms and two double rooms reserved for couples. No alcohol is permitted on site. Day centre is also open between 10am and 2pm which provides free clothing and showers.
10 St Paul’s Lane
Tel: 01202 587160
Bournemouth Street Services Team – Charity dedicated to the homeless. Office open between 10am and noon. Tel: 01202 315962.
Salvation Army, Boscombe – Provides open house, Tuesdays 11am-9pm, Wednesdays 1pm-4pm, Thursdays 10am-3pm and Fridays 10am-9pm. Showers, washing machine, cafe and clothing available.
107 Palmerston Road
Faithworks Wessex – Outreach worker employed for 37 hours per week to look for rough sleepers.
Livingstone’s God Shop
35 Palmerston Road
Monday – 12:15 – St Paul’s Night Shelter. 18:30 – St Peter’s Church.
Tuesday – 20:30 – The Crescent, Boscombe.
Wednesday – 12:00 – Lansdowne Baptist Church. 18:30 – Cotlands Road Car Park.
Thursday – 12:15 – St Paul’s Night Shelter. 17:30 – Spiritualist Church, Bath Road.
Friday – 08:30 – Westcliffe Baptist Church. 12:15 – St Paul’s Night Shelter. 18:30 – St Peter’s Church.
Sunday – 12:15 – St Paul’s Night Shelter. 19:30 – Cotlands Road Car Park.