Real change not loose change

It’s getting colder and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has activated its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol for rough sleepers to access emergency accommodation.

If you know of somebody who is currently sleeping rough, please contact Julian House at, call 01256 322791 or speak with the council’s housing team on 01256 844844. More information can be found at

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

During the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, local homeless services, in partnership with the council, supported 66 people away from rough sleeping. Throughout the pandemic we have continued to work collaboratively to ensure those who moved into accommodation are supported to ensure they continue to live independently.

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.

The Hampshire Hogs trail is on display until mid October, when they will then be auctioned in aid of local charities. All profits from the auction of the Hog at Chineham Shopping Centre will be donated to the Social Inclusion Partnership. More info: realchangebas photo
. @julianhousebas ‘s Community Activities Network will be running another furniture upcycling course on Friday 24 September from 10am to 3pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for participants. If you are interested, please call Laura or Michelle on 01256 322791. realchangebas photo
. @julianhousebas ‘s Community Activities Network are running a furniture upcycling workshop on Friday 23 July from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. If you are interested in taking part, please call Laura or Michelle on 01256 322791. realchangebas photo
Julian House are currently looking for an Assertive Outreach Worker to join their Basingstoke team. Closing date is 16 April 2021. Find out more: realchangebas photo
Huge thanks to @NEHFCCG GPs and staff who held a drop in session at two supported housing sites this week to offer the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to ex-rough sleepers who are now in shared accommodation. 25 people were given their first vaccine and have booked their second realchangebas photo
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