Half Time is a place where rough sleepers sit down with experienced advisors by appointment and work out their plan of action.

The team offers practical help in the form of a clothes washing service and access to a shower plus support to get identification sorted.

It is amazing how a shave, a shower and clean clothes can increase people’s self-esteem and give people more motivation to take the next step off the street.

Appointment Times

  • Mondays & Fridays (excl. Bank Holidays) 9am-1pm *last appointment at 12pm
  • Wednesdays 9am-12pm *last appointment at 11am

How to make an appointment

Please call 07743 386910 to book an appointment prior to visiting.

How You Can Help Us!

We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

The Half-Time service provided one-to-one support to over 250 individuals in 2018

YMCA Chaplaincy

The Half-Time project is co-run by the YMCA Chaplaincy and a team of volunteers. Our chaplaincy service exists to offer spiritual support, pastoral care and moral guidance to staff, volunteers, clients and their families.

Real Stories

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Danny’s Story

Danny has battled hard to get himself free of addiction but last year he also battled for others by organising a coffee morning in aid of cancer care.

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Medhi’s Story

Mehdi is now a very successful businessman in Bournemouth but it has been a very difficult journey. A stay at YMCA Bournemouth changed his life.

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Mhairi’s Story

When Mhairi’s relationship broke down she had nowhere to live and ended up street homeless until we found a place for her in our hostel

Contact Us

Get in touch

Half-Time
55 Westover Road
Bournemouth
BH1 2BS

07743 386910