Welcome to the Newbury Soup Kitchen....

Who Are We & What Do We Do ?

The Newbury Soup Kitchen is a voluntary organisation providing help and support to the Newbury homeless, rough sleeper community and those less fortunate than others. The primary operation is a friendly drop-in centre each and every Thursday for vulnerable adults who perhaps have mental health issues or are just lonely. We welcome all comers with hot food for the evening, a friendly face and a welcome opportunity to chat. A warm welcome awaits anyone wishing to socialise, find support, enjoy a hot meal and interact with like-minded people.

Whilst our offering is currently limited to Thursday evenings, the organisation of this single evening can stretch throughout the week. With collecting food supplies and welcome donations, we find ourselves potentially able to expand our service even further. Our limitation ? Room. We are currently offered the facilities of the Salvation Army, but we are keen to expand our offering – but this requires dedicated premises. We are actively searching for premises in the Newbury area and our fundraising efforts assist in supporting this effort.

As part of our expanding service and with some pretty cold weather in the offing, we have started to offer a Saturday Soup service. With a slightly more limited food offering of soup, bread, pot noodles and snacks, we hope to assist the homeless even more. We aim to continue this service beyond the winter months, adapting the offering appropriately to the seasons.

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Saturday Soup Service at The Wharf, Newbury
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Fundraising Ideas….?

We are always on the look out for new and interesting fundraising ideas and support. Whether your office or business can host some form of coffee morning, or whether your local pub or restaurant can host a quiz evening – we are always searching for new and interesting approaches.

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Appeal

Appeal for Food Container Items

We are running low on bio degradable plates and takeaway clamshell boxes. We use these during our sessions as they are better for the environment than plastic plates, safer to use for safeguarding reasons than china and easier to recycle and compost.

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How Can You Donate ?

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There are a number ways to donate right now. The benefits are significant and often immediate to the users of the Soup Kitchen.

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How Can You Help ?

Volunteers...

Our volunteers assist in varying roles, each playing a valuable part in the service provision. If you can help, or have a specific talent - contact us now....

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Sponsors & Supporters

Thank You !

We would like to thank each and every sponsor and supporter who has helped with food donations, storage facilities, items and more....

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Opening Hours

The Newbury Soup Kitchen is open from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every Thursday. Find Us at the Salvation Army Hall, Northcroft Lane, Newbury.

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National Rough Sleeper Crisis

homelessness

On 25 January 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released the autumn 2017 figures for rough sleeping. These statistics are based on counts and estimates carried out by Local Authorities in England, providing a snapshot figure of the number of people sleeping rough on any one night.

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Analysis from Shelter reveals that 320,000 people are recorded as homeless, as numbers rise again (Nov 2018). This figure lays bare the true scale of Britain’s worsening housing crisis. In the last year, the overall number increased by 13,000 people. This means one in every 200 people in Britain are homeless and sleeping on the streets or stuck in temporary accommodation, including hostels and B&Bs.

Client Success Stories
  • Rising Rents, Possible Wage Stagnation
  • Welfare Cuts, Lack of Social Housing
  • Mental Health Issues, Neglect or Abuse
  • Drug and/or Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Break-Up, or Bereavement
  • Leaving Employment (including Armed Services)
  • Leaving Employment which included Accommodation
  • Prison Sentence Completion
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