Thank you to everyone who has donated from the 'shopping list'.
We're amazed at how generous people have been. February saw the opening of the Night Shelter at 1 West Street Newbury with the facility to cater for 20 people. This could not have been achieved without the generosity of the community and businesses in the Newbury area - a BIG thank you to you all!
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 move quickly through the early part of 2019, it has proved a very busy time with the Night Shelter being at capacity for most of the 10 weeks it has been open and we have been most grateful to the wonderful band of volunteers who have worked so hard to make the shelter keep the shelter operational.
During the past month we have had support from Hyacinth Cobb and her team to help with our existing clients. Her work has concentrated on those that need that extra mental health awareness to support with transition.
Hyacinth used to work for the local authorities and mencap. Many may know her as the District Nurse when you had a baby in the community.
We thank her and the team for their contribution to our Charity
Now we are within the last month of running the shelter, we are looking at 'moving on' as many as possible - both into private accommodation and with Sovereign/West Berkshire Council. It costs between £1,000 and £2,000 to enable an individual to either rent a room or obtain a small studio flat or similar. As such it was deemed necessary to put a new project on The Good Exchange (Exiting Homelessness 2019) which could once again attract matched funding.
Do take a look on the DONATE page where you will find a link to the new project!
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.
Tel 0300 222 5941 (costs the same as a landline, even from a mobile and is included in most inclusive packages)
Rough Sleeping Emergency Accommodation No 01344 786543 Street Link (the National referral system for homeless people) 0300 500 0914 www.streetlink.org.uk For medical, mental or domestic violence problems telephone Emergency Services on 111 or 999