Through working together we can help many people to transform their lives.

If you would like to support Taunton Open Door please contact us on 01823 271996 Or see our volunteer page to enquire about becoming a volunteer. For donations see our latest donations page with details about our Virgin Giving page and Amazon Wishlist.

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Open Door Short Talks

We would also be very happy to visit and give a short talk about Open Door at your school or organisation or alternatively welcome groups to have look around the centre. Please do contact Mark or Chrissy if this is something that you would welcome.

Thank you Taunton for your on-going support!

Open Door Kitchen team
Taunton Homeless

Are you worried about someone?

If you come across a vulnerable person who you are worried about then get advice from your local professionals. It is important to always keep yourself safe, never give out your personal details and do not invite unknown people into your home. If you are worried about someone who may be sleeping rough, please consult an agency to discuss any concerns you may have.

Streetwise Information

Open Door: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm 01823 271996

Lindley House: 01823 254557

Mandi (Outreach Team): 07436 090421

Street Wise Coordinator: 0300 304 8000

Police Non emergency:  101

Police / Ambulance / Fire Service:  999

Samaritans: 116 123 (Free phone)

Street Pastors: 07773 038 622

Streetlink: You can also alert the correct services of a rough sleeper by visiting Street Link, which will alert the correct authority or outreach team. Do this by visiting:

Many people who beg are not rough sleeping and may be at risk of harmful addiction.

You can help with supporting the genuine homeless in Taunton by donating money to Open Door. We not only provide basics such as food showers and clothing but also support people to move on from homelessness including – support for housing, education and employment, wellbeing and life skills. Money we raise is used to ensure we can provide a rounded service that actively supports and encourages people to move on from homelessness.

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Taunton Homeless
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Outreach Team

Our Outreach Team provide a critical service for rough sleepers in our local community.

The team do early morning outreach, searching for any rough sleepers and homeless in need. They also base themselves here at Open Door Monday to Friday in the mornings.  This is to ensure that anyone that needs their support can reach them. They ensure that these individuals are safe, well and can access the services they need, such as accommodation.

Outreach aim to get rough sleepers into accommodation so they don’t have to spend long suffering on the streets where possible.