The Newbury Soup Kitchen has become a division of HAVEN (West Berkshire) homeless charity. Benefactors, clients and followers will see subtle changes over the coming weeks, including name change and identity, but should be rest assured that the services offered, ethos and people behind the Soup Kitchen will not change. Indeed, some of the Soup Kitchen volunteers now reside as Trustees within HAVEN.
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Awareness is starting to grow about County Lines Drug Dealing and Cuckooing, which is having an impact in West Berkshire and other areas across the country. Often from major cities such as London, drug dealers will move into new sales areas like West Berkshire and the Home Counties to sell their products.
Two Saints are asking for volunteers to support the SWEP Extended Winter Provision ‘night shelter’ provision that they are providing. If you feel you can support Two Saints and help rough sleepers during the coming winter months, please contact Matthew Cobbett in the first instance.
The man, thought to be an established rough sleeper and well known to homeless volunteers in the city, managed to remove the lit firework from his pocket but burnt his hand in the process. The public appears to be united in its response to the shocking attack on ex-serviceman.
Accepting the £4,468.00 cheque, Meryl captivated and enthralled the audience as she said an impromptu few words. It was the perfect ending to a fantastic evening, where the funds will help support the homeless and rough sleepers in Newbury.
As always the local community are incredibly generous this time of year. We now have enough tents, sleeping bags and sanitary towels. These will last the next few months, if not more. We will publish an appeal if we need more. In the interim, we are still in need of most items from our Christmas Wish List such as head torches and Lycra boxer shorts
We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the public and community as a whole this year. It’s only the beginning of November and we are bursting at the seams with donations. We have created a Christmas Wish List of items that are needed. It would be uncharitable of us to continue to accept donations that may go to waste in the future.
Mental health issues often prevent the homeless from effectively engaging in order to get the support that is so desperately needed
We need your help, we need donations. Remember a homeless person is homeless all year round and not just for Christmas.
Its been highlighted more than ever this week with the arson attack that rough sleepers and homeless community need support all year around