About Us

Michael House is an independent non-denominational charity who provides for the needs of single homeless men and women in South West Dorset.

We have an established track record over 24 years and pioneered the first ever Night Shelter and Day Centre for the homeless in Dorset which operated for a decade.

Michael House opened in 2000 and recently recorded our 700th resident.

We have received many testimonials. In 2008, the charity purchased an 8 bedroom property for move-on accommodation.

Three of our Directors have received civil/papal awards for services to the community in recent years.


Mark Horsford

Mark Horsford Chief Executive and Service Manager, over 14 years experience of working and managing frontline homelessness, substance misuse and ex-offender services.

Martin Slade

Martin Slade Chairman

Here are just a few of the people we have helped: