Devizes opendoors

Our regular opening times are:

  • Mondays          11:00 -13:00
  • Wednesdays  09:30 - 11:30
  • Thursdays       11:00 - 13:00
  • Fridays              13:00 - 15:00

At each of our sessions you can find a hot meal, warm drinks, surplus food, clothing, shoes, toiletries, toilet and shower facilities and one-to-one support and signposting. Please call 01380 819909 for enquiries.

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Karin Cardiff

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Married with 4 children.  Became involved Opendoors as a volunteer and then fundraising and premises groups prior to becoming Trustee. Marketing and fund raising background within the private and charity sector. Serves as Magistrate in the adult court on the Wiltshire Bench. Also Trustee of Airbourne Initiative, a young offenders prison rehabilitation charity. Commencing Master in Applied Criminology at Cambridge University 2023.  Keen gardener and open gardens through the NGS charity. Believes strongly in empowering people to help themselves which crucially includes having a home of one’s own.

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Richard Oliver

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Married with four children. 40 years, so far, in international finance and 14 years in community work in the UK and Middle East. Treasurer at Opendoors; and most interested in enabling individuals to develop themselves.


Jonathan Hunter

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Married with 2 grown up daughters. Experienced (30 years) senior operational and people leader. Hobbies & interests include travel, cookery, health & fitness. Involved with Devizes Opendoors as a volunteer since 2019, also secretary of the operations committee.
Passionate to develop befriending & life skills coaching improving the prospects for homeless people and support the charity and other partners to end homelessness in Devizes & Wiltshire.

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Alexandra Thomas

Alexandra joined Opendoors in June 2021 as Trustee. She is currently Managing Director for Neptune Energy UK, an independent oil and gas producer with assets in the North Sea. She has lived in Devizes for 5 years with her husband and 2 children although she has a long standing connection with the area, having lived here as a child. She is passionate about supporting people who need it most and believes that providing people with support to find a fixed home is crucial to enable social and economic development.

Rachael Ross

Rachael Ross

Rachael has lived in the area for over 25 years, and has had a 35 year career in the energy sector in industrial relations. She founded an award winning global business in leadership, equality and diversity and has worked on cross cultural programmes across Europe, in the US and in India. She loves working in the community on various projects eg working with local Ukrainian refugees, as well as a Trustee with Opendoors. Interests include walking in the downs, travel to and reading about different cultures, music and sings with a number of local choirs.


Iain Wallis

Iain Wallis

Long term partner and one son. Has run small businesses for many years. Has been South West Policy Lead for Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for last three years but is now just starting as a civil servant with a policy role with DEFRA. Is a member of Devizes Rotary and supports a number of community ventures, including getting a railway station for Devizes. He is interested in helping raise the Opendoors profile and the charity’s involvement in more far-reaching campaigning

Noel Woolrych

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Married with grown up family. Local businessman & town CCTV manager, community activist, former Councillor & Mayor and school teacher. Involved in homeless issues for over 25 years as Chairman of Kennet Action for Single Homeless which then amalgamated with Alabaré and then joined Devizes Opendoors as a First Trustee. Interests include church, cooking, walking, photography and Motorhoming.

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Need to contact us?  Email manager@devizesopendoors.org.uk to arrange to drop off donations or any other query. 

We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.
Our office number is 01380 819909. 

The office is manned Monday-Thursday, but staff may be working off-site so calls won’t always be answered.



How to find us

Southbroom Centre is at the far end of Victoria Road. There are 2 routes to the Centre.

1. Walk or drive down Victoria Road to the flats around the grass circle, go around to the right of the flats and we are on the right before you get to the bungalows. Follow the sign posts.
2. Walk down London Road, past Morrisons, the Crammer and St. James' Church. Keep going out of town but before you cross the canal there is a bus stop on the left. Turn left there and walk along the path, leaving London Road behind you. You will see bungalows on your right and the back of flats straight ahead. When you get to Victoria Road go left around the corner and you'll see us on the left (not Southbroom House but the next entrance, Southbroom Centre).