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Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth, Dorset2022-08-09T14:00:15+01:00

Bournemouth

Faithworks runs a variety of projects in Bournemouth helping people make positive moves away from homelessness and addiction. We also have excellent links with the Trussell Trust Foodbanks in Bournemouth, and are now providing Community Money Advice support at each of those hubs.

Need help now?

  • If you are rough sleeping: phone St Mungo’s on 01202 315962
  • For help with your money: phone Let’s Talk Money on 01202 985104
  • If  you need food: phone BCP Council crisis team on 01202 096622 or call our Faithworks office on 01202 429037
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Help and support across Bournemouth

Half-time, Helpline and Connection Stations

Half-time (next to YMCA, Westover Road) is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, 9am – 1pm for hour long appointments for those trying to get off the street. Access to hot showers, phone charging etc and the opportunity to talk through issues. We work closely with the St Mungo’s team.

Our Helpline is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm: 07842 174241

We link up with other agencies to provide Connection Stations at safe places for those affected by homelessness. Meet us at the HealthBus (Thursday, 9am – 12pm, St Stephen’s Church hall) and In Touch community meal at Lansdowne Church (Tuesday & Friday, 11.45am – 1.30pm).

The Storehouse

When people move out of emergency accommodation, their new home is often bare. So, our Storehouse collects basic good quality donated furniture and delivers it to individuals and families referred to us by the Council or other local partners.

We also provide basic white goods such as microwaves, kitchen packs and fridges, so that individuals can make and store their own food.

If you can donate furniture, then please call Mikey on 07730 891433.

The Arch – Recovery & Homelessness Activities

Regular purposeful activity and friendship is essential for those recovering from addiction or homelessness.

Our programme includes:

  • Beach walk – Mondays, 12pm – 2pm
  • Staysafe: support and action planning – Tuesdays
  • Life and Learning – Wednesdays
  • Resilience and Recovery day including free toasties! – Thursdays, 9.30am – 3pm
  • Get Set for the Weekend (café social) –  Fridays, 1.30pm – 3pm

For more about eligibility to join the Arch, call the Faithworks office on 01202 429037 and ask for Charlie, Pete or Georgia.

CMA at Bournemouth Foodbanks

We love working with our friends at Bournemouth Foodbank (run by Trussell Trust). Faithworks CMA (Community Money Advice) team have trained volunteer Budget Coaches and Debt Advisors to work in each of the Bournemouth Foodbank hubs (see links below).

When you arrive at the Foodbank, if you need help with your finances, ask to see a CMA volunteer.

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Other useful links

We work in partnership with many key agencies in Bournemouth. You can find details of all the food settings locally on www.bcpaccesstofoodmap.v88.co.uk; including Foodbanks we work with:

  • St George’s Foodbank Centre, 118 Haviland Road, Boscombe, BH7 6HW
  • Bournemouth Community Church (Life House), 711-715 Wimborne Road, BH9 2AU
  • Citygate Community Hub, 138A Holdenhurst Rd, BH8 8AS
  • Kinson Foodbank is at St. Andrews, Kinson, BH10 7LN
  • Southbourne Foodbank is at Immanuel church, 120 Southbourne Rd, BH6 3QJ

Bournemouth FAQs

Can anyone just turn up at the Food Bank for food?2022-06-15T18:02:32+01:00

You need to be referred in order to use a Food Bank. This can usually be done by local schools, housing providers and doctors surgeries.

How many times can a person come to the Food Bank?2022-06-15T18:03:32+01:00

We walk alongside you to ensure that you have enough food and other support, in the medium term, until you are back on your feet.

Do Food Banks only provide food parcels?2022-06-15T18:06:41+01:00

Food Banks supported by Faithworks provide more than just food. Depending on location, they can also offer: cooking on a budget workshops, housing and debt advice, support with your budgeting, support with small household items, signposting to local agencies for advice and support and more,

Where does the food come from?2022-06-15T18:09:26+01:00

Most of our tinned and packaged food is donated by the public via collection points within local supermarkets.  Alternatively some donors deliver food items directly to the Food Banks.

Fresh fruit and dairy produce (where available) is purchased with money donated by the public or from small grants.

How can I support the Food Banks?2022-06-15T18:10:40+01:00

Financial donations to the Food Banks are essential as they enable us to purchase food where we are short of items.

Faithworks News & Events

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15th June 2022|

Little Victories Event 24th June 2022 A new logo and website is coming! Foundations are essential for a strong structure and so is building on these foundations. As Faithworks turns 18 this year, we

Faithworks CMA Annual Review

15th June 2022|

“Going to Faithworks was the best thing - I cannot believe all the help I have been given from sorting out my debt, to getting me help when I moved to pay the rent,

The Big Reveal!

15th June 2022|

Little Victories Event 24th June 2022 A new logo and website is coming! Foundations are essential for a strong structure and so is building on these foundations. As Faithworks turns 18 this year, we

Faithworks CMA Annual Review

15th June 2022|

“Going to Faithworks was the best thing - I cannot believe all the help I have been given from sorting out my debt, to getting me help when I moved to pay the rent,

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