Report street homelessness

We aim to minimise the need for anyone to resort to sleeping rough. In order to achieve this, our aims are:

  • To meet and support individuals, in Southampton, who are street homeless or are imminently at risk of street homelessness
  • To assist people sleeping rough to exit a street lifestyle by accessing appropriate services to meet their needs
  • To support individuals in the positive choices they make that prevent them from returning to the street
  • To reconnect people, where appropriate, to their local area so that they can access the most appropriate services to meet their needs

You can contact us:

Have you seen someone sleeping rough?

If you would like to report someone you have seen sleeping rough, you can email us at streethomeless@southampton.gov.uk

We need to know:

  • The location of the rough sleeper
  • Dates and times you have seen the person here
  • Your contact details in case we need to contact you for further information

Helping the homeless

Southampton also has 5 charities whose sole aim is to provide help and support to homeless and vulnerable people in the city.

S.C.R.A.T.C.H.

Southampton City and Region Action To Combat Hardship aim to relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals in Southampton and the surrounding area. Donations are welcome of:

  • Old mobile phones
  • Clothing
  • Unwrapped Christmas presents (toys and games)

The Basics Bank

The Basics Bank is a clothing and emergency food bank where referrals are made via a voucher system that can be exchanged for food or clothing.

Jamie’s Computers

You can trade your old computer and other IT equipment safe in the knowledge that any data stored on it will be destroyed and the money raised will go towards a worthwhile cause.

The Society of St. James

The Society of St. James is a registered charity providing support to the homeless and the city’s most vulnerable people. They are always in need of:

  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes
  • Decorating materials

Two Saints

Two Saints’ vision is to give people who are homeless, vulnerable or in need of support, the opportunity to build a brighter future. They run a day centre in Southampton where homeless people can get support to access services within the city, including their Patrick House Hostel. The day centre offers a warm meal, shower, clothing and medical services among many other facilities. The day centre welcomes donations of:

  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes