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Health and wellbeing activities

Jo, 51, came to Hope from prison and has now been in recovery for 3 years. She engaged with relapse prevention, attends yoga and has completed the Ignite course.

A wealth of health and wellbeing activities

Clients have the opportunity to talk about their current mental health and any concerns or worries in regular one to one and group sessions.

We offer a wide range of activities to help clients improve their mental health and overall health and wellbeing and support their recovery.

Did you know...?

The unemployment rate is ranging between 2.7% in Dorset and 3.5% in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  Here at Hope Housing we aim to decrease this and support all of our residents in trying to find suitable work or, alternatively training them in a career that they can they pursue. We believe educating and guiding our residents without any pressure of having to throw themselves into a job role. We understand it takes time, patience and support to enable someone to push forward. We give them HOPE that there is future for them, a career they can do and a path that will enable them to be independent once more. 

Weekly recovery group

A dedicated group to explore the issues associated with recovery from alcohol and substance addiction.

Personal development group

...with a guest speaker.

A weekly group that explores personal development, welcoming expert speakers when possible.


A chance to unwind and balance mind, body and soul once a week in our garden cabin.

Cookery class

A weekly cookery class helping clients to learn basic cooking skills.

This is combined with healthy eating and hygienic food preparation.


Monthly lessons with a qualified teacher in our garden cabin.

6 a side football

Our Hope and YMCA team, Raiders, is the current Champions of the AFC Bournemouth 2019 Unity League!

All clients are welcome to join this team, which benefits from regular training and matches. Clients have reported that they have found great benefit in terms of both their personal fitness and peer support.


Regular visits from a podiatrist help clients to repair and take care of client’s feet on a regular basis.

In house gym

Clients are encouraged to increase the level of exercise and to eat healthier meals.

Our free fully equipped gym is open on a daily basis for all residents to use.

Cycle workshop and bike loan service

We have a bike repair workshop that supplies bikes for clients to borrow during their time at Hope.

Enthusiastic clients can help our Chair of Trustees to repair donated bikes in a weekly workshop.

Tennis and table tennis

Hope residents have membership at local tennis courts and we have a table tennis table.

We put on table tennis tournaments complete with a prize giving ceremony each summer.


Our main site at St Swithun’s Road South in Bournemouth has a well-stocked garden.

Complete with a vegetable patch for residents to use, whether to help with the gardening or just to sit and relax.


Clients also have the opportunity to go fishing on an ad hoc basis in the local area of Hope Housing.

Social activities

We regularly hold social activities to get everyone together – such as Bingo, BBQ’s and lunches.

Providing an opportunity to eat, relax and catch up with friends in other houses.

Our health and wellbeing partners

NHS, BH Live, Foodshare, St Johns Ambulance, John Lewis, Tesco, ALDI, Booker.