The Portsmouth Rough Sleeping Hub 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, access to the internet, 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.
The Rough Sleeping Hub is located at:
Kingsway House, 130 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1LR.
It’s open seven days a week, 8am-4pm.
Breakfast is available from 8am-11am every day.