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 a way out. We plan to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to improve their situation through the variety of services we offer.


Who we are:

We are run by a not for profit charity run by a Manager, Trustees and a wonderful, enthusiastic team of volunteers.

We hope we are working to help make Southsea an even more pleasant, safe place to live.

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 targeting issues of homelessness and addiction locally.

We aim to create an environment of compassion and care, where people feel they belong, are accepted; and where they can build a sense of self-worth and confidence – a place where we can be generous with our time, energy and practical resources; where we can go the extra mile.

Partnership Working:

We work together in partnership with other local agencies and services enhancing what is already being achieved.

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.

Volunteering and Donations

Opportunities to help

Click to Donate –

We are always looking for volunteers, we would love to extend our opening hours – please email our Manager with details of your experience. Our volunteers include a number of folks who are in recovery from addiction themselves.

We are always in need of non-perishable food to cook (tins, bread, sauces, cereals, jam, etc.), as well as clothes and sleeping bags to give out. As a charity we are predominantly funded by donations. As well as extending the opening hours, we would like to improve and extend the services on offer by adding a medical station and an IT desk so that we can help our guests to fill in application forms online.

Please click below to donate online to the LifeHouse Homeless drop-in and Soup Kitchen.  The LifeHouse is operated by Portsmouth Vineyard LifeChurch which is a Charity Registered in the UK No. 1144669; Company No. 7826095