Welcome to the Gatehouse resource page, where you can find helpful information and contacts for a range of social needs or scenarios.
Mental Health access/support
Dorset Mental Health Carers Support line: 01202 373305 and 01305 340045 (7 days a week). Run by mental health carers for carers – providing listening, signposting, understanding and support.
GP is also key to getting the individual support.
Access to food
If you need emergency food and have no money, you can ask for a food parcel by contacting:
BCP Council Crisis team on 01202 096622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Advice call 03444 111 444
Together We Can helpline on 0300 1237052
Poole Food Bank
Tues - Thurs, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Fri, 9.30am – 12pm
BCP Housing Advice:
01202 315962 or out of hours 01202 451467.
For more information on how to help rough sleepers, please have a look at the Find Help page on the BCARS website here.
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Free sites such as Market Place/Gumtree.
You can contact New to you and become a ‘partner referrer’ they commit to giving a percentage free and work with Crisis advice and the refuge.
Reduced price, has 6 month warranty, anyone can access.
Addiction & Recovery
Online support: You can connect with our online recovery community on the Revive UK Facebook page here.
Walks: We run weekly walks which take place in Bournemouth and Poole.
Recovery Days: The Recovery Day takes place every Thursday, 10am - 3pm at Winton Methodist Church. The days will include food, fellowship and a range of organised activities.
Recovery Courses: These are run both in person and online, for more information see here.
Recovery Support Group: Support for those affected by a person’s addiction or habit. The Support Group meets on Tuesdays, 7.30pm - 9pm. You can find more information here.
For more information on the Recovery Days and Recovery Walks in Bournemouth, please contact Charlie on 07759 088560.
Recovery Walks in Poole please contact Rachel on 07955 789038
For any other queries, please contact Emma on 07816 945995.
We are also still taking referrals for both those needing support who are in addiction/recovery and for those affected by someone else's addiction.
Please do contact us and we will provide a telephone assessment - phone the office on 01202 429037.
Contact Ridgewater Energy who offer professional advice about support available to you.
If you are experiencing difficulty paying your energy bills, contact your supplier first. Suppliers are required to help users to find a solution.
Additionally, the BCP Council Crisis Team may be able to help you on 01202 633713
If you are experiencing homelessness, facing eviction, or experiencing any element of hardship which may result in a housing issue, contact Shelter on 0344 515 1400. With an office in Bournemouth, they may be able to assist.