Homeless Day Service

Our Homeless Day Service is the first point of contact for many people who have found themselves homeless in Portsmouth. Becoming homeless is a truly frightening experience and many people who come through our door are distressed and confused and simply don’t know where to turn. We aim to make people feel safe and welcome and then we start to build a relationship with them so that we can understand their circumstances and help them to find the support they need.

We provide breakfast, hot drinks, shower and laundry facilities, locker facilities for people to store their belongings and we can help people with clothing.

Our staff are always available to help people to sort out their immediate needs, including:

  • Sorting our welfare benefits
  • Registering with a GP
  • Help with substance misuse problems
  • Help in finding accommodation
  • Referring people for supported housing if they have more complex needs

We also offer a therapeutic programme of meaningful activities, including arts and craft workshops, educational sessions to help people improve their literacy and numeracy skills and lifeskills workshops.

We have regular visiting support from the Recovery Hub, from healthcare professionals and from Housing Options, the city council’s housing team, who can advise on accommodation options.

Opening hours:

Every day from 8am – 4pm including Bank Holidays

T: 023 9288 2689

E: portsmouth.dayservices@ssj.org.uk