Bathurst Uniting Support Services is a program run by the Bathurst Uniting Church and offers kindness and care to people in need. There are a number of different projects happening around food, transport, social contact and pastoral care.
- The Shelter Café which operates at the back of the Uniting Church on Saturdays and Sundays between 12-2pm. There is free hot food, warm clothes, sleeping bags and a hot shower if needed.
- Bathurst Buddies matches volunteers with those who need social contact.
- Support is provided for some of the drug and alcohol programs running in town through transport and pastoral care.
- The church is also supporting new Mums in the SUPPs program with baby bundles and equipment.
If you’d like to see more about what is happening, volunteer or donate you can find more information on our Facebook page or call us on 0455 328 966.
The latest news from BUSS….
Our new project!!
We are seeking a team of enthusiastic, kind and friendly people to
spend time (approx. 1 hr) each week with community members
who are experiencing hardship, adversity and isolation.
This may be in an individual or small group setting.
The role would involve, but is not limited to, outings at public
venues, a walk, having a coffee, shopping etc.
As a buddy you would be providing a listening ear and a friendly
face to the community member.
Our first training session will be on Tuesday 3rd August at 7pm in
the Shelter Cafe rooms.
If you’d like to find out more about becoming a buddy or register
to attend the training please contact us through this face book site
or by firstname.lastname@example.org or 0455 328 966.
The Shelter Cafe is opening again this weekend, Saturday 17th July.
Our Covid safety plan has measures in place to keep all people who attend the cafe safe.
We will continue to operate unless of course the covid restrictions and guidelines for Bathurst change and become tighter.
Thank you to the community's support and enthusiasm for this project, it has been amazing.
If you could spread the word and share this post it would be great.
Due to the infectious nature of COVID and the current restrictions for regional NSW, the shelter cafe will be closed for the next 2 weekends, reopening on Saturday 17th July.
We are very sorry this has to happen but we feel in the best interests of everyone - we need to keep all who attend the cafe safe.
Take care everyone
Cooking at its best!!
An amazing variety of meals are now available for guests to eat at the Shelter Cafe.
Thank you to the many ladies who cooked the meals last Tuesday at Holy Trinity Kelso's kitchen. 👏👏👏
It was a time full of cooking, chatter, laughter and good fun.
This is our exciting and delicious menu
Spaghetti and meatballs
Mexican rice and mince
Meatloaf and vegs
Roast pork and vegs
😋 🍝 😋 🥘 😋 🍣 😋 🌮
Our “Yes You Can!” project requires your valuable assistance. This program aims to teach people to cook nutritious meals in their own homes. We are in need of 3 or 4 litre cooking pots. Monetary donations are always welcome - each meal will cost about $10 for a family of 5. #bathurtbuss
This is what our Shelter Cafe looks like.
😊 Ramps to the Cafe for guests who need assistance walking and entering the Cafe.
😊 Sign on table and lunch menu of delicious food.
Guests are very complimentary of the food.
😊 Table service with crockery and cutlery.
😊 Snack table with individually wrapped snacks, fruit; and toiletry care packs.
😊 Shelves of warm clothing
😊 Lunching together
Fantastic Donations !!! 😊😊😊
Thank you for the generous donations last weekend of bottled water, long life milk, warm winter clothing, snacks, bread, sleeping bags, non-perishable food and an electric frypan.
We now have enough long life milk for a few months. 😊
After a very successful trial of the homeless shelter in winter 2018 the Bathurst Uniting Support Services (BUSS) was established.
Click here to read the report on the Uniting Safe Space Trial.