West Berkshire Homeless
West Berkshire Homeless is onto their second fundraising project with The Good Exchange and has so far raised over £38,000. With this money they have been able to run two half way houses within the Newbury area, as well as offering other core services including mentoring, financial assistance and support with benefit claims.
As a result of the successful first eighteen months of operations, West Berkshire Homeless has already managed to get 84% of the local homeless people into accommodation and over 50% of these into paid employment.
As well as rent support, the charity helps them to prepare for, and gain confidence for, job interviews, helps fund training programmes and achieving formal accreditations, access food, sort out benefit issues and any necessary mobility equipment as well as access to health and mental health issues and legal services.