Welcome to the LifeHouse!

The LifeHouse is a resource, support centre and kitchen that serves hot food in Albert Road, Southsea.  We aim to target immediate needs and issues surrounding homelessness and addiction for those in need in Southsea and Portsmouth. Many in our city are facing desperate situations, but whatever the circumstances, our aim is to show that there is

Emergency Support

Please help us cater for more in this time of crisis!  Extra funding will buy nutritious food, supplies and running costs.  Click to donate –        

Easter come early this year….

Langstone Junior Academy have gifted the LifeHouse guests 235 easter eggs that would have gone to pupils! A huge thank you to Natasha and all her staff! You can see what they do and offer on: https://langstone-jun.portsmouth.sch.uk/

Takeaways – adapting to the crisis!

We have been adapting to the current health crisis by not opening to the public at all but instead serving hot takeaways and supplies over the doorstep to our property! Today we did an impromptu lunch and served a take-away bag with hot meat dish, hot sausage roll, hot baked beans, cold meat dish for

Thanks so much to Watkins & Faux

Thanks so much to Watkins & Faux, Southsea Tennis Club for their large, generous donations today (see www.watkinsandfaux.co.uk)! Pete and Mike collected a large pile of veg, eggs, sauces, milk, etc from their Manager, Tilly, at Southsea Tennis Club on Clarence Esplanade as they closed for the time being. We wish them all the very

Selfless Generosity

We are so grateful to Leanne and the Team at the Tenth Hole for their massive donations today (see https://www.thetenthhole.co.uk/)! We are so sad to hear that their famous and wonderful establishment has had to close for the time being today because of current events but they have thought of others in need and donated

Song for the Homeless

“World inside the Window” is at: https://pompeyjazz.bandcamp.com/track/world-inside-the-window-2 Digital Track – Streaming + Download Our latest tune out “World inside the Window” is the LifeHouse song written, played and sung by team member John Bradley – do buy, share, like …..pass it on !!! ALL PROCEEDS TO THE LIFEHOUSE Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp

Counselling at the LifeHouse

We are delighted to report that in partnership with Larcomes Legal Limited (see https://www.larcomes.co.uk/) we have been able a counselling service with Janice Ward. This started during October 2019 and six people so far have received or begun sessions. We are able to use our new lounge upstairs which has been refurbished thanks to substantial

Who we are:

We are run by a not-for-profit charity run by a Manager, Trustees and a wonderful, enthusiastic team of volunteers. The LifeHouse is a practical resource and support centre for those in need living in Portsmouth and Southsea. We have experienced, like-minded, volunteers developing the LifeHouse in providing Sign-Posting Services to vulnerable men and women and target the issues

Services – we currently provide

Basic Needs: Friendly Food Kitchen: every Thursday 7pm – 8:30pm for a nutritious, hot dinner. Wednesday morning Drop-in Centre 9am – midday offering breakfasts. Employment Services: Training Several of the folks that have used the Food Kitchen in the past now volunteer in the Kitchen where they gain valuable work experience.