We are committed to the city’s vision to see Southampton as a place where no-one needs to sleep rough or beg.  As part of this, we help lead initiatives that support taking people off the streets.  We partner nationally with Street Support.

Winter beds

City Life has worked with other churches to provide winter bed provision for people sleeping rough.  Volunteers from across the city help to provide overnight provision for people during the coldest part of the year. 


The Southampton Church Rent Deposit Scheme

Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness?

  • Do you need help and support funding private rented accommodation?
  • Are you looking for advice and information to access the private rented sector?
  • Are you moving on from supported accommodation and looking for private rented accommodation?

We may be able to help you…

The Southampton Church Rent Deposit Scheme aims to help people on low income or in receipt of welfare benefits who need funding to gain access to the privately rented accommodation in the City of Southampton.

All referrals must be made by a recognised agency a referral form can be found below:

Agency referral form

023 8023 4000 /

Hope into Action

Hope into Action: Southampton is a project of City Life Church Southampton. It is a franchise, and part of Hope Into Action UK – a Christian housing project set up to help break the cycle of housing poverty. We enable churches to provide homes for the homeless, with a core mission to #makehomelessnesshistory. We provide temporary supported accommodation for homeless people, ex-offenders, those struggling with substance misuse, refugees, asylum seekers and more.

We set affordable rent levels that do not trap tenants into benefits and not being able to work, instead we raise funds through grants and inviting people to give and join our work for any shortfall not covered through rental income. We aim to break the cycle of homelessness by providing a platform for lasting change – genuine loving, supportive community.

More info:


Street Support is a national charity working with dozens of town and cities to tackle homelessness.

National website: