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Cafe in the Park - Portsmouth

Cafe In The Park – Portsmouth

We are very excited to announce that SSJ’s latest venture in Portsmouth ‘Café in the Park’ is now open! The aim of the café is to provide employment and training opportunities to local people with histories of homelessness and substance misuse. SSJ currently provide the majority of substance misuse services in Portsmouth, both through treatment […]

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Volunteer Thank You

Volunteer Recognition Day 2017 – A Thank You

It was volunteer recognition day yesterday and we’d like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all of our volunteers across the organisation- as every one of them has a huge, positive, impact on our work and we couldn’t do it without them! Last year our B2V volunteers alone gave almost 9000 hours, with many of those […]

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ilates for Portsmouth

Pilates for Portsmouth

Pilates for Portsmouth SSJ’s Community Day Rehab Service in Portsmouth, for vulnerable adults with substance or alcohol problems, recently offered ‘one off’ “Pilates for Portsmouth” sessions. They were so popular with our clients that we ran a small appeal to fund a 12-week course. These further sessions had such a great impact on the people […]

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Winter Bed Homelss Portsmouth

SSJ’s New Chair, David, Visits our new Portsmouth Winter Beds Project

Portsmouth Winter Beds Scheme Late last year SSJ won the tender to run homelessness services in Portsmouth, including a  homelessness Day Centre.  As part of this new contract we are currently running a Winter Beds Scheme, which enables us to provide an extra 40 bedspaces during the coldest months of the year.  The accommodation is […]

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Day Rehab success

Sammy’s Story – Day Rehab – A Step in the Right Direction

Here at SSJ we support people facing homelessness in a variety of ways.  Many of the people we work with are battling alcohol and/or drug addiction and we work tirelessly through various schemes and projects in Hampshire, to support people with addiction to turn their lives around. One of our ex-volunteers Sammy would like to share, […]

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refit portsmouth ssj

How Re-fit helped turn my life around – Rochelle’s Story

Re-fit is a sports, fitness and education service for people in Portsmouth who are vulnerable due to addiction, homelessness, or mental health problems. The programme is free to everyone supported by the recovery services in Portsmouth (Society of St James, Push and Portsmouth CC Recovery HUB). Re-fit provides daily leisure activities, such as badminton, football and […]

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Southampton Recovery Walk. International Overdose Prevention day

Recovery Walk 2016 – International Overdose Prevention Day

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 is International Overdose Awareness Day.  The Society of St James (SSJ) invite you to join us on this important day to undertake a recovery walk around Southampton Common to remember people we have lost due to overdose and to spread the overdose prevention message throughout our communities. Every year, thousands of people […]

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young person mental health support

Gemma’s Story – “I never thought that I would be homeless…”

Gemma found herself homeless in 2013, aged 23, after her mental health deteriorated and she lost her accommodation when she was admitted into hospital for treatment.  Over the last three years, with SSJ’s support, Gemma has been able to turn her life around, and we are thrilled to be able to share her story with […]

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Youth homelessness

Leaving Youth Homelessness – Joe’s Story

Youth Homelessness SSJ run a specialist Youth Homelessness hostel in Portsmouth. At All Saints, we can support up to 22 young people (under the age of 25) at any one time. Very often, the young people moving in to All Saints have lived extremely chaotic lives and so we aim to provide these vulnerable young […]

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