The 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.
Our Successful Projects
Below are some of the projects Wokingham in Need has launched to benefit the local community.
A New Wet Room at The Salvation Army, Wokingham
The realisation of Wokingham in Need was back in 2015, when Founder Sue Jackson and other members of the Wokingham community come together to help fund and build a brand new wet room at The Salvation Army. This was when Sue’s eyes were opened to the plight of the homeless and the needy and thus, Wokingham in Need was born.
The Salvation Army’s premise in Sturges Road was in desperate need of updating and refurbishment. So a team brought together by Wokingham Lions Fund Raising Chairman Sue Jackson, which consisted of local tradesmen and volunteers, stepped up to help build a shower and wet room.
A New Kitchen, Cooker and Breakfast Bar at The Salvation Army, Wokingham
After working with The Salvation Army previously, Wokingham in Need recognised the importance of their facility in improving the livelihood of the homeless in Wokingham. This is why WIN’s next project was to upgrade the centre’s Kitchen, Cooker and breakfast bar, which made such a difference to those who used it.
WIN raised funds and arrange the help of local businesses including BSW Building Services Limited, who provided manpower and equipment for the refurbished kitchen at much discounted cost, in order to provide these essential services and facilities for the homeless in Wokingham.
A Drop in Centre
The Drop in Centre, created by Wokingham in Need is available for the Homeless and Vulnerable in Wokingham is on the site of the premises of the Salvation Army Citadel, Sturges Road in Wokingham.
The Salvation Army and a team of volunteers will develop their existing resources and provide new workshops and individual support to help the homeless and vulnerable in our society. WIN will work with the Salvation Army in relation to assisting with requirements and needs for the Drop In Centre. WIN has also donated a large storage unit, located next to the Drop in Centre, which will provide supplies to those in need.
Our Future Plans
Wokingham in Need are excited about the future and cannot wait to continue providing support and assistance to those members of the Wokingham community who are suffering from homelessness or vulnerability. However, we do need your help to move forwards, please find out how you can support Wokingham in Need by clicking here.
Some of the projects we have on the horizon are:
A Sensory Garden at The Acorn Centre
Wokingham in Need are working to set up a Sensory Garden at The Acorn Centre in Woosehill, Wokingham for Adults with Learning Disabilities. The aim is to provide a little piece of nature that will have a massive impact on not only the Adults with Learning Disabilities but also wider members of the public who will be able to take advantage of its beauty.
Workshops and Play to Help Prevent Drug and Alcohol Misuse
Together, Wokingham in Need and DrugFam are funding and hosting workshops to local schools in order to raise awareness of the problems related to drug and alcohol misuse and how it affects not only the person using these substances but also their families.
Wokingham in Need has already successfully carried out workshops in local schools for other worthy causes and need your help to deliver this essential message to local schools.