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


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.


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.


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


Jess's Story

Jess became homeless after a mental health breakdown resulting from domestic violence. After her stay at YMCA Bournemouth she now lives in her own flat.

Contact Us

Get in touch

55 Westover Road

07743 386910