Preventing Homelessness in Reading

Housing with support

We house 116 people and with individual, professional support we help them to get their lives back on track

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Preventing homelessness

Floating Support is the national name for our service that helps prevent homelessness in Reading

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Drop-in

Available to anyone in Reading who needs housing or homelessness-related advice

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Homelessness is complicated

70% of the people we help with our housing with support service, have mental health issues

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Green Park Royal Berks 10K

We're one of the official charities and we have a few spaces left in our team of runners which includes our Patron, Lord Carnarvon!

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Opening Doors, Changing Lives

There are many faces of homelessness from rough sleepers to families crammed in temporary poor quality B&Bs or individuals relying on a friend’s floor or sofa. They are all without a home of their own. Some people are easy to help; others are very hard to help. Behind every individual there’s a hidden story.

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Behind our brightly coloured doors

Our next event:

Green Park Royal Berks 10K

21 May 2017

We’re one of the official charities and we have a few spaces left in our team of runners. We’re asking you to raise a minimum of just £75. Or are you interested in joining our team of marshalls on the day?

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Are you at risk of being homeless, sleeping rough or worried about someone?

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Three ways you can help

Donate. We need your donations. We can’t prevent homelessness in Reading without your support.

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Join in: Run your own fundraising event; get involved in the Big Sleep Out and the Broad Street Pancake Race; run a marathon or sky dive; volunteer. We rely on the incredible generosity of local people, companies and groups.

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Raise awareness. Behind every homeless person is a hidden story. Find out about all the different faces of homelessness and help raise awareness.

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Meet Daniel

I’m from a small family from a nice part of Reading with just an older brother. I went to a good local primary school, I loved sport and playtime, but in the classroom I felt different to the other children.

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March News

32 teams in fancy dress took party in our Shrove Tuesday event in Broad St. Read about this, our visit to The Heights Primary School in Caversham, Lord Carnarvon running the Green Park Royal Berks 10K for us and the desperate story of someone we supported, in this months news.

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CEO blog

Walking through Reading town centre is a grim business at the present moment. There are lots of people begging and numerous people with sleeping bags. It is a tragedy. As someone who has worked for Launchpad for ten years it has never been this bad and it fills me with despair.

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Launchpad Pancake Race

Thank you to everyone who took part, sponsored, spectated and volunteered at the Pancake Race. An eggscellent £4,200 was raised. Solicitors Field Seymour Parkes won an eggciting final against MFG and Davis Tate. Calcot Services for Children raised over £500 and yet again were deserving winners of the Team Spirit Award.

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