Homelessness

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A number of churches are involved with homeless work, including taking regular soup and sandwich runs SOUL FOOD at the PRAYER HOUSE  is available throughout the year.  For those with addictions help is also available through SAFE HOUSE.

The Prayerhouse, Newstead Road, Weymouth. DT4 8JE

Because of the love we have received from Jesus, it is our vision to share food with the hungry, and provide clothing and warmth to the homeless. Soul Food is a project run by volunteers offering a hot nutritious meal and hot drinks, free of charge, to the homeless and vulnerably housed four days a week.

Times:

Monday evenings including bank holidays: 7pm - 9pm
Wednesday evenings 7pm - 9pm
Thursday mornings 10am - 12am
Friday mornings 9.30am - 11.30am

The Bus Shelter Dorset is a registered charity.

We offer rough sleepers with a local connection to the area somewhere safe to stay and support them

Our double-decker bus has been renovated and includes sleeping pods for up to 20 people - 17 men upstairs and three women downstairs.

There is an area for volunteers to sleep, a consultation area, wood burner, seating area and toilets.

A fully-equipped kitchen trailer is attached.

When in use, people aboard will be offered the use of a PO box so that they are able to apply for work, register with GP and make benefit claims.

Please contact them via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thebusshelterdorset/

Saturday 7.30pm

Coordinated by Weymouth Family Church The soup Kitchen runs on Saturday evenings urns of soup are taken to a drop of point in the town for those in need.

If you would like to get in contact please find the Weymouth Family Church at Bethany Hall, Westham Road.

2 Ranelagh Road, Weymouth DT4 7JD

The Lantern is an independent registered charity that was founded in 1983 to help vulnerable and marginalized people in the Weymouth & Portland area. The Lantern aims to bring a lasting change in people’s lives through a dedicated service meeting people’s practical, emotional and personal aftercare needs. Our ethos is one of social inclusion and we aim to break cycles of disadvantage and dependency.
Working closely and professionally with other agencies is a key aspect to the Lanterns work which has been established over several years. Our customers have a varied range of personal concerns including mental health problems, offending behavior, addiction, homelessness and all personal crises. We aim to meet these needs through a wide range of services including advocacy, crisis response, front line practical assistance and welfare benefits, housing & accommodation support and help through the Lanterns assisted rent deposit scheme. Our ethos throughout our work is to empower the individual and at all times encourage personal choice and responsibility. The building of lasting trusting relationships with our customers are the foundation on which all our work is built on, the Lantern continues to be a place where laughter, friendship and hope are very apparent.

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