Our aim is to promote fulfilling lifestyles, emotional wellbeing and support long-term changes for those experiencing the effects of homelessness, mental and physical ill-health, poverty, substance misuse, domestic violence, unemployment, exploitation and social isolation.
The Camrose Centre runs drop-in sessions every week of the year, offering short-term relief in the form of shelter, food, clothing and a shower for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Basingstoke and Deane.
We welcome people from all backgrounds, aged 18 and over, who are sleeping rough, who are homeless or who are having difficulty coping
financially, socially or emotionally with modern life in settled accommodation.
By offering an open, inclusive and non-judgmental service, we guide clients to improve their self-reliance, safety and health, and ultimately to change their lives. We encourage those in need to identify and take positive steps towards change by offering a range of support and advisory services.
We welcome cash donations to help run the centre. You can donate online or set up your own fundraising page:
Every Person Has A Story
Tom came to Camrose for advice on debt incurred from a company he ran before having a nervous breakdown and becoming homeless. We had helped Tom recover from many issues relating to his homelessness and mental health, but he now felt it was time to address the debt having received a substantial bill from HMRC.
Camrose immediately signposted Tom to Citizens Advice, which advised filing for bankruptcy, a fee for which Tom would need to raise himself.
Staff at Camrose, knowing he had served in the military referred Tom to Veterans Gateway. They met and worked with a representative of the armed forces’ charity, SSAFA, who had agreed to investigate raising the funds for bankruptcy.
Our team obtained all the necessary paperwork from DWP, bank statements and other proof of income/outgoings needed by SSAFA. The outcome was that SSAFA agreed to pay the full bankruptcy fee and passed the information to Tom’s case worker at the Citizens Advice.
Tom continues to visit Camrose for conversations and companionship, which also allows volunteers and staff to ensure that he copes better with his improving circumstances.