Thank you to everyone who has in any way helped or donated to this year's Night Shelter. Amazing changes in people's lives have been achieved.
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!
The Night Shelter is now closed but we are opening the old snooker hall on West Street every Monday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm for those that are homeless or those that are just coming out of the shelter to share in our evening meal at 6.30pm.
These Monday evenings will continue until the end of September.
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.
We are now well into Summer and we are keeping in touch with all our clients and friends through our Monday night get together from 6pm-7.30pm for hot food and a chat. Only three of the regular clients went back out onto the streets whilst West Berkshire Council sort provision for them. The remainder were housed via our new third half-way house, individual rooms, rehab or the Council themselves. We are all looking forward to our Summer 'thank you' BBQ to our wonderful band of helpers, which has been funded by a generous donation. Our work continues daily as we not only receive calls about more people needing help but also continue to support all our clients.
Watch this space for further updates!
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