Bournemouth Churches HA - Gabriel House

Referral address

Gabriel House
10 Smythen Street

Referral phone

01392 258899

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless men and women with support needs, those rough sleeping are prioritised. A local connection is required. Can accept couples and dogs.

Who we cannot help

All residents assessed individually. Would not accept people who may present too high a risk to themselves, other residents or staff.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals via the local Street Homeless Outreach Team (SHOT) and other agencies.

Referral procedure

Eastern Hub referral form to be completed and sent to the SHOT. The prospective residents housing and support needs are assessed during a pre interview. If they meet the criteria they are placed on the waiting list.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Maximum stay: 9 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

9 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. key worker system providing an intensive support service and a programme of recovery based activities.

Rooms and charges

£17.15pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Single: 40
  • 2 bed: 3
  • Total spaces: 44


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with ensuite facilities.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 ground floor room with adapted bathroom is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Communal lounge with TV, courtyard, laundry facilities and computer access

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol or smoking allowed in building. Must attend keywork. Daily licence agreement.


Not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Bus station - 10 minutes walk. Exeter St Davids train station - 20 minutes walk.


Accept donations of food and bedding - call 01392 258899.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Bournemouth Churches HA - Gabriel House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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