HIVE Directory: Homelessness Support

Advice Portsmouth The You Trust

Advice Portsmouth provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to people living in Portsmouth. Our Purpose is to give the right advice and appropriate support to help clients solve their problems

Our team of qualified professionals, support staff and dedicated volunteers provide general and specialist advice in social welfare advice in the fields of debt, welfare benefits, employment, housing, family and consumer law.

116 Kingston Cres
North End
United Kingdom
023 9279 4340

Buckland Soup Kitchen, Buckland United Reform Church

The Soup Kitchen is opened every Wednesday from 6:30pm. It is well known among the homeless people, and agencies working with the homeless people in the city of Portsmouth. The Soup Kitchen attracts other people who are not homeless but just need to socialize, talk and share meal with others. We serve cooked meals, hot drinks, fruits etc.

174 Kingston Road
United Kingdom

Caritas Portsmouth

What is Caritas?

“Caritas” is the practical expression of Christian love; a special grace received in Baptism, the fire of the Father’s love for us and in us”.

Caritas Portsmouth works at grassroots level through our parish communities. Inspired by Catholic faith, Caritas is the helping hand of the Church – reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.

Bishop Crispin Way
United Kingdom

Catherine Booth House Salvation Army

Catherine Booth House is a centre for families who are deemed to be unintentionally homeless and in need of high support. The Salvation Army works closely with a range of agencies including children and adult social care and housing to help support families to be able to maintain their own tenancy by helping them gain the life skills needed.

All of our referrals are made via the Portsmouth City Council Supported Housing Scheme.

23 St Pauls Road
United Kingdom

Free My Meal Portsmouth

This group intends to connect free meals with recipients. We take no responsibility for what is cooked and what is provided. Our aim is simply to connect a meal with hungry humans that may not be able to afford a cooked meal at the present time.

Friday Fridge

Friday Fridge provides hot food and some practical support for those in need. It is a safe place to relax, chat, pray and get guidance.

We're open to all and free of charge so do drop in or find out more at

Kent Road
United Kingdom
02392 777000

Harbour Church

Please view website for services:

Food Bank @ All Saints Church on Tuesdays 11am-12pm (please note Food Bank will be closed on Tues 26th Dec and will re-open on Tue 2nd Jan)

Safe Harbour community meal every Monday 5.30-6.30pm @ All Saints Church. A two-course dinner and hot drinks for anyone in need of a hot meal. (please note this will be closed on Mon 25th Dec but will be open on 1st Jan New Year’s Day)

Saturday breakfast every Saturday 10-12pm @ All Saints Church for anyone in need of a breakfast and hot drink. (please note this will be closed Sat 30th Dec)

Other services: Vista - outreach and support for women in the sex industry/who have experienced sexual exploitation:
- 1:1 meet-ups - chance to talk in confidence, help with planning safety and next steps when looking for change
- Support with accessing other services - sexual health, domestic abuse, sexual violence, counselling, referrals to immigration support and legal advice, emotional support and prayer when sought.
Email Phone Mon-Thurs 9-5 07869 258165

Haven - weekly women's group - a partnership between Harbour Church, Portsmouth City of Sanctuary and The Medaille Trust Moving on Project. Provides opportunities for women who have experienced, or are experiencing sexual exploitation, gender abuse, or had extreme adverse experiences to discover connection with others in a safe, relaxed, private space. Warm welcome, great refreshments and range of activities for women to enjoy, including beauty treatments, workshops, discussions and informative sessions. Pre-school age children welcome. Access by referral only Contact: 07869 258165 Instagram vistaportsmouth

Spa 61 - a safe space for women in Portsmouth to experience kind, positive community. Free monthly spa mornings with free beauty treatments provided by our team of volunteers and a delicious brunch.

07525 914126

No Limits

No Limits is a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support to children and young people under the age of 26 in Southampton and Hampshire. Young people can come to No Limits for free support on a wide range of issues including housing, homelessness, debt, employment, relationships, sexual health, mental health and substance misuse. Support is offered at the No Limits Advice Centre in Central Southampton, through outreach work delivered in schools and colleges across Hampshire, in the Emergency Department at two Hampshire hospitals and virtually via phone, email, web chat and Zoom.

02380 224 224

Portsmouth City Council The Housing Needs Advice and Support Team

The Housing Needs Advice and Support team offer advice and support if you are homeless or worried about becoming homeless:

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
023 9283 4989

Portsmouth Recovery (Society of St James)

The Portsmouth Recovery Hub is a one-stop confidential drug and alcohol treatment service available to anyone who lives in Portsmouth concerned about their own or a loved one’s drug and/or alcohol use. We have decades of experience and skill and are ready to help you as soon as you are ready yourself. We understand that sometimes the first step can feel the hardest.

Our supportive staff team are non-judgemental and helps connect you with a whole range of services that can help. This includes access to help from a Doctor or Nurse, one to one support, groups, a community day rehab program, counselling, complementary therapies, detoxification, fun and social activities and education/volunteering opportunities.

44-46 Elm Grove
United Kingdom
02392 294573