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 money or raise funds on behalf of local homelessness charities.

If you see someone you think may be sleeping rough and are worried about them, please contact Streetlink by using their website or app. Streetlink send alerts to our local outreach services so they can find them and offer support. #RealChangeBasingstoke realchangebas photo

Tenants struggling to pay their rent or facing eviction from their accommodation can get expert advice from @BasingstokeGov. Court cases are due to restart so it’s important to get in touch for advice on 01256 844844 or email housing . realchangebas photo

The @camrose_centre has re-opened its doors after closing due to COVID-19. They offer shelter, hot meals, clothing, food packs, guidance on a wide range of issues & a listening ear. Sessions are back up and running on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 2pm & Fridays 10am to 12.30pm. realchangebas photo

Basingstoke Foodbank and Besom will soon be working together to produce Christmas hampers for those in the community who are in crisis. They'll be posting a list of items they need and the dates they need them for. Keep an eye on their Facebook page

Preventing people sleeping on the streets is a priority this winter. Basingstoke and Deane Social Inclusion Partnership is working hard to keep vulnerable people safe. Since March, over 90 people have been given accommodation & tailored support. realchangebas photo

Today is #WorldHomelessDay and the Camrose centre need your help! They offer hot meals, clean clothes, practical advice and support to rough sleepers. For a list of items they need, call 01256 320877 / 07784 662469 or visit @camrosecentrebasingstoke. realchangebas photo