The story so far…

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is one of six trailblazer regions as part of Homewards: a transformative, five-year programme, created by Prince William and The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales. It aims to demonstrate that together it’s possible to end homelessness, making it rare, brief and unrepeated.

Homewards is locally led and puts collaboration at the heart of the response. The six locations are forming local coalitions of committed people, organisations and businesses, who will create and deliver a plan to prevent and end homelessness.

Homewards is supporting locations by giving them the space, tools and relationships to prevent homelessness. It is using its unique platform to raise awareness of the complexities of homelessness and galvanise communities to get involved.

What does home mean to you?

Check out the Homewards launch video.

How could Homewards transform the BCP area?

Find out more about the causes of homelessness in the BCP area and how we can work together to transform lives for the better.

The early impact of Homewards

Since Prince William’s visit to Faithworks Arch in June 2023 to launch Homewards, the charity, which teaches carpentry skills, has seen a huge increase in commissioned work and donations.

Where are the Homewards locations?

Across the UK, six flagship locations have committed to ending all forms of homelessness in their regions. They’ll be supported by Homewards to draw-up locally led plans to achieve their ambitions. The locations are:

  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
  • Lambeth
  • Sheffield
  • Newport
  • Aberdeen
  • Northern Ireland