Basics Banks: Clothes Venue

All of our clothes are donated by churches, schools, the public, and businesses. We sort, store, and make them available to clients at one venue, Ascension Church in Bitterne Park on Wednesdays between 10:00am – 3:00pm. We restrict the clothes bank to one venue in order to maximise choice for the clients and therefore increase their chances of finding both what they need and what they like for themselves and their families.

We have many Referral Agents who issue vouchers for Basics Bank to people in need when they think it is appropriate. Social workers, health visitors, doctors, community workers, shelters, drop-ins, charities, churches and many others, use our vouchers to give help to those they work with. We are not a direct access project, so a client needs a valid voucher from a referral agent before we can help them.

While we are a Christian Mission and want everyone to know about the love and opportunity that Jesus has for them, we are committed to providing this practical help and assistance of food and clothes with no strings attached. We serve anyone of any background, belief or outlook with no obligation, and we are happy to do so.


Bitterne, SO18 1HZ


Millbrook, SO15 0LP

Ascension Church Clothes Venue


SCM Main Office