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Our Ethos


Loose Ends Newbury is an organisation run entirely by volunteers, serving the homeless and

vulnerable in Newbury. We are a registered charity and a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.


As an organisation, we do not discriminate against anyone on any basis, including race,

gender, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation.

Individuals who use our  main service and volunteers must be a minimum age of 18 years. 

Our service for families is open to any parent/carer with their children who is struggling to make ends meet.


A Brief History 


Loose Ends first opened its doors in May 1990 through the vision and hard work of Richard Westall.

Richard saw the need to support local, homeless people.


He raised the initial start-up funding and donations and, through the support of Newbury Baptist Church,

opened a non-residential drop in centre at Morton Hall for a one year trial period and we're still going strong!


It originally met only on a Sunday for a sandwich lunch. By request, this then became a cooked lunch further down the line. Within a couple of years, Loose Ends was opening on a Wednesday and then Friday, finally adding Monday and Tuesday some years later to now operating five days a week.

Richard Westall

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