Welcome to the Newbury Soup Kitchen....

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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.

Weekly Reports

Fundraising Events

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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News

Appeal

COVID-19 – Urgent Appeal

Whilst we continue to use the Amazon Wishlist as a central point for seeking donations, but we are also looking for items not listed such as Pot Noodles and Pasta Pots (and similar).

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How Can You Donate ?

Donate Now...

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 continues to offer a limited takeaway service from 6pm to 7pm every Thursday. We also offer service at The Wharf on Saturdays between 5pm - 6pm.

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National Rough Sleeper Crisis

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There were 2,688 people estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in autumn 2020 in England. This was a decrease of 1,578 people or 37 % decrease from 2019 and an increase of 920 people or 52 % increase since 2010.
 
This year’s rough sleeping snapshot coincided with a national lockdown throughout November and the tier restrictions in October. This is likely to have impacted people’s risk of rough sleeping and should be noted when comparing this year’s annual snapshot figures with previous years.

Click Here for Info

Over the past few months there have been a lot of questions about the impact of the pandemic on homelessness trends. These are not straight forward questions to answer, but this week has seen the release of two data sets that provide us with a more accurate picture of who is facing homelessness in England and the main causes since March 2020.  Click here fo more info from Crisis

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In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, as we went into lockdown, something extraordinary happened. However, the policy of housing everyone during the pandemic is ending. Only emergency action will stop a rise in first-time rough sleepers. Click Here for the FULL Guardian Article

Client Success Stories

There were an estimated 778 deaths of homeless people in England and Wales registered in 2019, an increase of 7.2% from 2018 when there were 726 estimated deaths. Most of the deaths in 2019 were among men (687 estimated deaths; 88.3% of the total). Click Here for Info