Focus on: Wokingham in Need

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WOKINGHAM IN NEED

Wokingham in need – WIN – was founded by Susan Jackson, pictured.

We are a very new charity so need to get ourselves known within the local community and beyond.

WIN  is dedicated to providing support for the homeless and most vulnerable within the local community.

Launch

Wokingham in need was launched on 23 September 2016 with the opening of a new kitchen at the Salvation Army Church and Community Centre.   Founded by local resident Susan Jackson the aim of the charity is to help the homeless and vulnerable.  Wokingham in need has achived great thngs to help the community in Wokingham, but we couldn’t have done it without your help.

Lieutenant Jan Howlin, Wokingham Salvation Army;

The new kitchen is marvellous.  This new facility will help us create a warm and frienly atmosphere at our community drop in service.

Every week we open our doors to those who need community meals, bring people inside where we can offer compassionate support, a listening ear and practical support.

Work We Do.

Wokingham in need works tirelessly to support the local community and make Wokingham a great place to live for all its residents, especially those who are homeless or vulnerable.

Over the years Wokingham in need has launched a number of incentives and projects that have helped significantly increase the standard of living for the homeless and vulnerable in Wokingham.

They would like to do more to help those in need, but need more resources to finance upcoming projects.  Information on forthcoming projects will be listed on the website which can be found here.

So far they have opened the Wokingham drop in centre for use by the Salvation Army, to help the homeless and vulnerable get back on their feet and learn a trade.  They are accomplishing this with the help of local tradespeople who are willing to help these people,who work, in exchange for a roof over their head.  To date they have seen four people get back into paid employment, which now means they have a much more stable future.

Other things the charity have achieved over the short period that they have been going are as follows:

  • Installed a wet room at the Salvation Army 
  • Installed new kitchen facilities as above.
  • Opened a Breakfast Bar
  • Opened as above a drop in centre at the Salvation Army for the homeless and vulnerable.
  • Provided a large storage unit for supplies
  • Financed a podiatrist to help the homeless and vulnerable
  • Assisted with workshops for different skill sets.

Their website can be found here

You can also contact them for more information if you click here

(source: Wokingham in need)

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