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Devizes opendoors

Our regular opening times are:

  • Mondays          11:00-13:00
  • Wednesdays  09:30-11:30
  • Thursdays       11:00-13:00
  • Fridays              17:00-18:30

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.

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The guests are a mixture of rough sleepers, sofa surfers, those in old boats, vans and caravans, some in a local hostel and those with their own homes but with issues that can make their tenancies vulnerable. Most are in and out of housing of one sort or another, with very few being continuously homeless.

Without a settled home, many find it very difficult to deal with the sort of issues that actually face many of us. Rent arrears, for example,  is often a problem. Difficulties with alcohol and drugs are also really hard to deal with. Mental illness is not easy to recover from at the best of times. All these issues are that much harder to deal with if you are sleeping rough. Two or three of them combined together create an almost impossible 'mountain to climb'. Any of us trying to overcome these difficulties would need a great deal of support and encouragement.

This is where ongoing contact and conversation with members of the Opendoors team creates a kind of pathway. Steps by step, progress can be made. Encouragement leads to agreements and ongoing support makes target-setting realistic. There are few quick fixes but Opendoors is in this for the long term.

 

How you can help us

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What we do

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Help and support us

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Venue Hire

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Need to contact us?  Email manager@devizesopendoors.org.uk to arrange to drop off donations or any other query. 

We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.
Our office number is 01380 819909. 

The office is manned Monday-Thursday, but staff may be working off-site so calls won’t always be answered.

 

 

How to find us

Southbroom Centre is at the far end of Victoria Road. There are 2 routes to the Centre.

1. Walk or drive down Victoria Road to the flats around the grass circle, go around to the right of the flats and we are on the right before you get to the bungalows. Follow the sign posts.
2. Walk down London Road, past Morrisons, the Crammer and St. James' Church. Keep going out of town but before you cross the canal there is a bus stop on the left. Turn left there and walk along the path, leaving London Road behind you. You will see bungalows on your right and the back of flats straight ahead. When you get to Victoria Road go left around the corner and you'll see us on the left (not Southbroom House but the next entrance, Southbroom Centre).

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