Loose Ends Newbury - Serving the homeless and vulnerable in Newbury

Loose Ends Newbury is a drop-centre in Newbury serving food to the homeless and vulnerable. The preparation and serving of healthy, hot meals is the group's main function but food parcels, toiletries and clean clothes are also offered to all those in need.

The volunteers strive to provide a safe, friendly atmosphere where people can socialise.  Clients are often homeless or ‘sofa surfing’, may have addictions, suffer from a mental illness or are on low incomes.

With the lifting of COVID restrictions on July 19th we made the decision to, at last, return to providing sit down meals to clients and to revert as much as possible to the pre-Covid offering with clients able to collect food parcels and suitable clothes.

We will continue to take sensible precautions to keep the environment as safe as possible. The tables have been spaced as far apart as they can be and both doors will be kept open for ventilation.  We ask that all session volunteers wear masks and clients are also encouraged to wear masks when moving around. We will of course be monitoring the situation and will respond as necessary to any government advice

Drop-ins

Monday 12.30 -1.30 pm     Lunch 

Tuesday 12.30 1.30 pm     Lunch

Wednesday 9.30 11.00 am Breakfast   

Friday 9.30  11.00 am Breakfast 

Sunday 2.00- 3.30 pm Lunch

Individuals who use the service must be a minimum age of 18 years.

VOLUNTEERING

If you would like to find out more about being a volunteer please contact via Volunteer Centre West Berkshire, Broadway House, 4-8 The Broadway, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1BA or email recruitment@looseendsnewbury.org

DONATIONS

If you would like to donate to us, we are pleased to receive donations through our Local Giving page, through our Amazon Wishlist on the Donate page on our website www.looseendsnewbury.org or through our facebook page. 

We have also launched a project on the Good Exchange to meet the costs of our move to Newbury Cricket Club and for our on-going running costs.  Donations through the Good Exchange are match funded.

Relocation and running costs for 2021-2022  Ref: 18974

https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project/18974/loose-ends-newbury/relocation-and-running-costs-for-2021-2022

Who to contact

Contact Name
Loose Ends Newbury
Telephone
07444324686
E-mail
admin@looseendsnewbury.org
Website
Homeless UK - Loose Ends DC
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/looseendsnewbury?ref=hl

Where to go

Name
Morton Hall,
Address
Newbury Baptist Church,
Cheap Street
Newbury
Postcode
RG14 5DD
Notes

By the end of the year we will have to leave Morton Hall as Newbury Baptist Church plan to redevelop the site.

We are moving to Newbury Cricket Club Pavilion in Northcroft Park which is being updated later in the year.

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Morning
Lunchtime
Session Information
Drop in Centre providing meals, food parcels, clothing and bedding to homeless and vulnerable. We signpost those in need to agencies who can help.
With the lifting of restrictions on July 19th we made the decision to, at last, return to providing sit down meals to clients and to revert as much as possible to the pre-Covid offering with clients able to collect food parcels and suitable clothes.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
FREE
Details
Meals, food parcels, clothing and bedding are provided free to those in need
Loose Ends Newbury has to pay for our move to Newbury Cricket Club Pavilion and our ongoing costs

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No
Other notes

We cater for all who are homeless and all those in need of food and support.

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