Our regular opening times are:
At each of our sessions you can find a hot meal, warm drinks, surplus food, clothing, shoes, toiletries, toilet and shower facilities and one-to-one support and signposting. Please call 01380 819909 for enquiries.
Devizes Opendoors is a charity that has been set up to help people in the Devizes Community Area to find solutions to homelessness; to offer support to local people when they are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and to benefit local individuals in need, including the marginalised and vulnerable.
We provide four cooked meals a week at Southbroom Centre, Victoria Road. There are approximately 15 to 30 Guests at most of our drop-in sessions. Along with good food and company, there is the chance of a shower, hot drinks and support from staff and volunteers.
The guests are a mixture of rough sleepers, those sleeping in sheds, vans and old boats, sofa surfers and those with their own homes but with issues that can make their tenancies vulnerable.
The team has three paid staff: a coordinator, a deputy coordinator and a centre administrator. There are nearly 60 volunteers on a rota with 7 to 9 on per session. Together they prepare the food and the hall, welcome the guests and chat, serve meals and discuss issues in one-to-one conversations. Concerns that get followed up include health issues (mental and physical), alcohol and drug dependency, criminal activity and court related matters, financial concerns and, of course, housing issues. Staff and volunteers can also signpost to other agencies that may be able to help if we come across something we can't help with ourselves.
We are always very grateful for your support and kind donations. We are often asked what we will accept. We are happy to take:
Please note we cannot accept duvets, blankets, pillows or tents.
Please do get in touch here or on our Facebook page if you would like to donate any items.
We are based at: The Southbroom Centre, Victoria Road, Devizes SN10 1HG
We are open four sessions a week at Southbroom Centre, Victoria Road,Devizes, SN10 1HG.
Come and see us if:
Monday 11:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 11:30
Thursday. 11:00 - 13:00
Friday 17:00 - 18:30