Tackling homelessness in Portsmouth

Tackling homelessness in Portsmouth

Rough Sleeping Hub, Portsmouth

We work in close partnership with Portsmouth City Council and other local providers to end homelessness in Portsmouth. Society of St James’ dedicated staff support rough sleepers through our Rough Sleeping Support Service.

This 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 life skills 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.

Visit the Rough Sleeping Hub at:

Kingsway House, 130 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1LR.

Opening Times:

It’s open seven days a week, 8am-4pm.

Breakfast is available from 8am-11am every day.

Rough Sleeping Support Service

Our dedicated staff provide varying levels of support to 113 individuals, who have recently experienced homelessness, across three different properties.

To enquire about this service please contact Portsmouth City Council’s Housing Options Team.

View more SSJ Tackling Homelessness Services.

Contact Details

Tackling Homelessness in Portsmouth