2007 2008 Broadgreen Breakfast Club

The Broadgreen Breakfast Club is a charitable organisation based in Swindon, which serves the homeless people of Swindon.

Broadgreen Breakfast Club (BBC) was formed by two civic minded people in 1991 to provide breakfast for the homeless and rough sleepers in Swindon for two days a week. Later with a grant from the Lottery Fund the service was extended to 7 days a week. Now the BBC has grown into an organisation providing advice on housing, health, drug and alcohol addiction, employment and other matters, with the help of outreach workers from Threshold Housing, Local Primary Care Trust and Swindon Borough Council, in addition to providing a hot breakfast. The Club provides a common place for the outreach workers to meet with their customers and discuss their problems under one roof in a safe environment. The Breakfast Club also provides a safe environment for the users to meet others in their predicament and socialise. It is currently located at the St Luke’s Church Hall in Broad Street and is open Monday – Saturday from 7.00am to 9.00 am.

BBC is staffed by 4 part-time staff and 6 volunteers. The Club is funded by donations and grants from charities/voluntary organisations, business sector and individuals. Last year Swindon Cares elected the Breakfast Club as one of the charities to support and organised events to raise money for the charities. The Breakfast Club received £5,500 from Swindon Cares which is being used to fund the running costs including Hall hire, food and staff salaries. We are grateful for Swindon Cares to help to raise the money.