Real change not loose change

In Basingstoke and Deane we are working together to reduce homelessness in the borough.

During the first lockdown, local homeless services in partnership with the council supported 66 people away from rough sleeping.

Your help can make a difference right now.

Contact Streetlink

If you are worried about someone sleeping on the streets.


Support local homelessness charities and initiatives as an alternative to giving money directly to people on the streets.


Give your time or items to local homelessness charities.


Donate to the Social Inclusion Partnership’s Make a House a Home fundraising campaign to help purchase items to create more independence for those living in supported accommodation or donate money or raise funds on behalf of local homelessness charities.

Staff at @Camrosecentre discovered their freezer had broken down last month, destroying the contents. One couple offered not only to buy The Camrose a brand new freezer, but also to fill it with frozen food. Donations can be made to support Camrose at realchangebas photo

Staff and volunteers from @Camrose_Centre have set up a temporary 'meals on wheels' service, delivering hot food to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Basingstoke, accommodated by @BasingstokeGov.

You can donate to the Camrose Centre at
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. @JulianHouseBas ‘s Community Activities Network is still running its computer sessions. All sessions are being run safely within current COVID-19 guidelines. You can book an appointment through either Laura or Michelle on 01256 322791 realchangebas photo

. @JulianHouseBas will be running their 2021 Big Sleep-Out: At Home on Friday 5th March. Julian House is now calling on families and households to join and sleep-out for one night in their own garden to help raise funds and awareness for rough sleepers. realchangebas photo

The Social Inclusion Partnership has created the Make a House a Home campaign to to help homeless people settle into a new home. Donations will be used to help buy important items to create more independence for people living in supported accommodation. realchangebas photo

Don’t forget if you are concerned about someone you think might be sleeping rough please tell @Tell_StreetLink by using their website or app. They send alerts to our local services so they can find them and offer support. You can contact them at realchangebas photo