Encompass Southwest
(formerly Barnstaple Poverty Action Group)

How you can access our services:

All of our services can be assessed through a self referral or through an external agency such as:

All our services are free to access, and our service is confidential and impartial.   To find out more information you can contact us on
01271 371499 or info@bpag-encompass.org.uk.

Current Projects

Gateway Diner

Rough Sleepers Outreach

Rural Rough Sleepers Outreach

Smartmove and Smartmove Plus

Homeless Transition Fund

Gateway Rural Outreach

Older People’s Advice Project

Complex Care Team

Community Advice Support Services Desk



Young People’s Tenancy Support

Copyright Encompass Southwest
V3.17 updated 25 June 2014

Encompass Southwest, formerly known as the Barnstaple Poverty Action Group (BPAG), is an independent community-based charity that provides a range of services to people across the Southwest of England, who are experiencing crisis and hardship.  We work to prevent and resolve homelessness and rough sleeping, and to reduce the impact of poverty and financial exclusion.

Where we are:

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The organisation is managed by a voluntary Board of Trustees drawn from the local community and local organisations, and is a company limited by guarantee. Encompass Southwest is completely independent and has no religious or political affiliations.  The services are delivered by a team of staff and volunteers.

Registered charity 1145286,  registered company 07149873, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority 618752.

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Complaints about our service?  See the Aims and vision page.

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New – complaints policies for general money advice and for young persons. See Aims and vision.