Oldham Food Aid HUB
Ukeff had its first Christmas dinner for the homeless in 2010 in partnership with the Oldham Unitarian Chapel under the minister ship of Reverend Bob Pounder. This highlighted the plight of the homeless and that they are homeless all year round not just Christmas. This highlighted a need, to look at for a long term project to address the needs of the homeless and other needy within our community.
The rise in poverty from changes in the Welfare system, as well as cuts in legal aid saw the increased burden on other services. Ukeff saw a sharp increase in referrals from agencies unable to meet these needs, which eventually led us to set up the Oldham Food Aid Hub in partnership with the Oldham Unitarian Chapel, in April 2015.