For those who would like to attend, our AGM will be held on
THURSDAY, 30th JANUARY 2020
at the Newbury Methodist Church Hall starting at 7.30pm.
Please do come along to hear all that's been achieved in 2019 and what's ahead for 2020.
If you have any questions, contact us
Would like to say a BIG thank you to all our wonderful supporters and volunteers. None of the work we have done in 2019 could have been achieved without you. It has been a successful year supporting those in our 'move on' houses, helping those who are rough sleeping, facing eviction or having difficulties in finding their way through all the processes and systems involved in moving forward to receive appropriate benefits or work. Thank you to you all for supporting us in achieving so much ! BUT there is still so much to be done as we move forward into 2020.
THE REVERSE ADVENT CALENDARS ....
We were bowled over by your generosity with the number of donated Christmas hamper boxes and bags that were donated. Very many thanks for all who took part in this initiative. It was a tremendous achievement, much appreciated by our clients and those we support in our area who are very needy.
Thank You on their behalf.
Charity begins at home, but what about those people without a home? We are a community based charity in West Berkshire set up to assist the homeless back into a home. Our aim is zero tolerance to homelessness in our area
Volunteers play a vital part in any Charitable Organisation and in the run up to the extended night provision for the Winter period in 2019 (February to April) West Berkshire Homeless need as many willing hands as possible to come on board.
Can you help?
Please do contact us if you feel
you could help in any way.
As we come to the close of another year, we would like to say a HUGE 'THANK YOU' to all our wonderful volunteers and supporters - we could not have done all this without you!!
So, what has been achieved?
We are delighted to say that we have been working closely with the voluntary and public sector and, through the combined efforts of the Homeless Strategy Group, Housing First, Two Saints and others in the voluntary sector, the homeless number in our area has seen a large reduction during the year and there are exciting plans to move forward even further to support those who are sofa surfing or facing homelessness. We at WBH still receive 2/3 calls every week from those who have become homeless or are facing homelessness in the very near future - so still lots to do!!
Our Monday night drop in session is continuing to be a great means of support, giving us the opportunity to work with those facing difficulties and, again, the fantastic support of our volunteers is so much appreciated.
Our 'move on' houses are progressing well with pathways being implemented and we can see the strides forward that our residents are taking - although it is obviously a regular expense for WBH, these supported facilities make a huge difference to the lives of those living there.
The WBH AGM is being held at Newbury Methodist Church on Thursday 30th January at 7.30pm - PLEASE do come along and hear the latest update!
See you there!
The bread you hold back belongs to the hungry.
The clothes you lock away belong to the naked.
The money which you are hiding belongs to the needy.
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