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THESE ARE CHALLENGING TIMES, THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND HELP:

BCP Council helpline for vital support: 0300 123 7052, Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm

Benefits, debt & housing helpline: 01202 985104

Church services online & Christian support: https://churchbcp.org.uk/response/

Domestic abuse helpline: 01202 710777

Mental health support line: 0300 123 5440

Prama friendship line: 01202 022987

If you see someone sleeping rough please phone: 01202 315962 or out of hours 01202 451467

WE HAVE ADAPTED OUR PROJECTS TO ENSURE THEY ARE COVID SAFE:

Food Banks

*If you need emergency food and have no money, please speak to your usual referrer.  If this is your first time using a Food Bank please phone BCP Council on 0300 123 7052 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm).

For more information on where our Food Banks are and contact information, see here.

Poole Food Bank

Tues - Thurs, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Fri, 9.30am – 12pm

Poole Food Bank Satellites

St Clement’s Church Hall: Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 12pm

St Gabriel’s Church, Keysworth Rd, Hamworthy: Thurs, 9.30am -11.30am

Calvary Pentecostal Church, Cromwell Rd, Parkstone: Weds, 12pm – 2pm

Poole Waste Not, Want Not*: Mon, 1.30pm – 3pm, Tues – Fri, 11am – 3pm *Accessed by Hill Street (via 70 High Street)

Christchurch Food Bank

Tues, 10am - 12pm

Thurs, 11am - 1pm

Fri, 2pm – 4pm

Donations only: Mon, 10am - 12pm

Wimborne Food Bank

We continue to run our service at our usual times (see below) however you will be asked to wait outside to enable us to serve one person at a time. 

Weds, 10am – 12pm

Fri, 2pm – 4pm

Donations only: Fri, 10am – 11am

*If you would like your donation collected from your car, please phone 07766 395944 and the team will come to you in the car park

Blandford Food Bank 

We continue to run our service at our usual times (see below) however at this time will be delivering food parcels only.  Please phone our number below to arrange delivery of a food parcel.

Tues & Thurs, 10am – 12pm

There are also Food Banks at (click on links below):

Bournemouth

Kinson

Southbourne

Debt + Budget Support

The CMA team are continuing to provide support for those facing significant debt at this time. We are not able to run face-to-face sessions but want to offer advice over the phone or video-conference through our Food Banks and central office.

If you need help, please call our office on: 01202 429037

Citizens Advice are also offering financial support on: 03444 111 444

Addiction + Recovery

We have had to stop many Recovery activities for the moment. However, anyone seeking support around recovery is invited to join the Revive UK Facebook page, see here: each day there are videos and online support activities at 12pm and 7pm including regular courses such as The Recovery Course.

We are also still taking referrals for both those needing support who are in addiction/recovery and for those affected by addiction so please do contact us and we will provide a telephone assessment. Please phone our office on 01202 429037.

Lone Parent Families

We have had to stop our SMILE activities for the moment. However, lone parents in Poole seeking support are invited to message Racheal via Facebook to join the online support community. Alternatively you can email hello@faithworkswessex.org.uk or phone 01202 429037 and we will put you in touch with Racheal.

Homelessness

All rough sleepers are now being offered a place off the street, so our homelessness work has now been cut back: Sleepsafe – is not operating at the moment Half-time – will be closed for cleaning and reassignment until 6 April Carpentry and kitchen workshops are closed

If you see someone rough sleeping please contact St Mungo's Rough Sleepers Team on: 01202 315962

If you or someone you know is rough sleeping or vulnerably housed and in need of support, they can call our support line on: 07842 174 241
*Open Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm (except bank holidays)

Volunteering

We are supporting the BCP wide Together We Can project. So, if you would like to volunteer at this time, please register your availability at: https://www.can100.org