Donate

Our work provides much needed support for rough sleepers across Bournemouth enabling them to access healthcare.

Your donation WILL make a real difference and change lives.

Your support WILL provide opportunities and hope.

Make a one-off or regular donation.

Donating £60 would pay for the fuel and insurance for the Healthbus for one session.

Giving £30 could pay for a face-to-face appointment with a GP.

Just £6 pays for 100 ECG sensor pads to monitor chest and lung conditions.

Offering £3 would provide 6 people experiencing homelessness a hot drink at our drop-in each week.

You can make your donation via Paypal. Click on the link below.

Did you know…

  • The Homeless attend A&E six times more than average and when admitted stay three times longer.
  • Health savings averaged £8000 per person per year for each rough sleeper engaged with specialist homeless primary care.
  • The annual costs of unscheduled care for homeless people are eight times that of the housed population.
  • If we had to pay for all of the professionals involved with our present service as it currently stands it would cost £8000 per month per session. We have avoided some of these costs by inviting teams to join us such as the drug and alcohol and mental health teams.

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Thank you for your support.

Without a permanent home, it can be difficult to access healthcare for many reasons. The HealthBus team offer specialist GP and medical services at the point of need. They work in partnership with other services providers, such as addiction and mental health specialists, to help people find the support they need to move on in life.

One rough sleeper, Dean, said of the HealthBus service: “No one sets out to be purposefully on the streets … sometimes you face situations which just leave you broken and desperate. After losing my job, home and key relationships my mental health deteriorated; and I resorted to harmful substances which drove me to the streets. After lots of encouragement from visiting health professionals, I have found hope and compassion from those involved with the HealthBus. This service is a lifeline! A much-needed refuge for those who are vulnerable. The staff and team involved with the HealthBus have saved and are saving lives … this work must continue!”

There are a number of ways you can donate to the Healthbus

TEXT GIVING

Text NEWBUS to 70085 to donate £10

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text NEWBUSNOINFO to 70085.

BANK TRANSFER

Lloyds Bank
HealthBus
Sort Code: 30-90-89
Account Number: 37880268

BY CHEQUE

Make payable to: ‘HealthBus’
“Chessel House”
15 Boscombe Overcliff Drive
Boscombe Manor
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH5 1LN
United Kingdom
(NO CASH PLEASE)