Education, health & wellbeing

Education, health & wellbeing services across Portsmouth and Southampton

Education, health & wellbeing

Education, health & wellbeing services across Portsmouth and Southampton


We know through years of experience that to tackle poverty and in particular homelessness we need to tackle the education, health & wellbeing and economic inequalities faced by the disadvantaged adults that we work with here at the Society of St James.

We use our charitable status to secure funding to provide services over and above those provided by local councils to tackle homelessness. And we will continue to listen to our service users to find ways of reducing the inequalities they face to give them the best possible chance to fulfil their potential. You can help us to tackle these inequalities by:

Services We Provide

Re-Fit Southampton & Portsmouth

Our Sports Therapy programmes have proven to have a hugely beneficial impact on people experiencing substance misuse problems. In the past five years over 1000 individuals have engaged with the programmes and achieved their goal of living a positive and substance-free lifestyle. Our programmes are run in partnership with Pompey in the Community (for Portsmouth)…

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Re-set (Get Learning!)

Re-Set (Get Learning!) In 2023 we will be launching the new Re-set project. Re-set is a new learning pathway for service users. We are able to do this thanks to funding from an anonymous philanthropist and a public health grant. Re-set will provide a learning pathway for individuals that we support who have a history…

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Pathways into Volunteering and Employment

About the Pathways Project Our Pathways programme provides volunteering and employment opportunities across our services. Volunteering is a valued antidote to social exclusion. For those who have been homeless or are facing multiple disadvantages in society, volunteering can build self-confidence, form social networks and increase employability potential. Equally, routes into employment are so important to…

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Reducing the Cost of Living

James’ Pantry The increasing cost of living is having a huge impact on everyone but most painfully on those from deprived communities. Many of those individuals suffering economic inequality are residing in SSJ properties or are accessing one or more of the other services that we offer here at The Society of St James. James’…

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Just £30

Could provide a First Steps Box for someone moving off the street and into a hostel.