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This page gives you advice and help if you are sleeping rough.

There is further advice for if you are homeless or worried about becoming homeless.

Get advice and support

If you are homeless you should contact Housing Needs, Advice & Support for help.  You can do this by phoning 023 9283 4989. The service is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm, and Friday 8.30 am-4pm.

The team will talk to you to assess your circumstances, offer advice and work with you to develop your own housing plan.

They may also help you with accommodation in Portsmouth’s Rough Sleeping Accommodation Pathway. This Pathway offers housing and support to individuals and couples from Portsmouth who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping.

Homeless Day Services

Portsmouth Homeless Day Services can provide practical support and help if you are sleeping rough in Portsmouth. The Homeless Day Service is located at Yew House, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6BA

It is open 7 days a week, 8am-4pm (no appointment necessary)

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At the Homeless Day Services you can access:

  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Storage for personal possessions
  • Advice and support with finding accommodation, benefit claims,  budgeting, and access to healthcare services and substance misuse recovery treatment

Help with food

If you need help accessing food there is further information on our help with food page.

Help with financial difficulty

Help for people in financial hardship – directory is a directory for local and national services that can help with essentials.

Concerned about someone else

If you are concerned about someone you think is sleeping rough, get in touch with StreetLink and provide some details so that local agencies can try to connect the person sleeping rough with the available help.

Our homelessness strategy