How does Launchpad support clients at Christmas?

29 November 2019

Christmas can be a difficult time for our clients – whether they’re the individuals living in our supported housing or those we support in the community who are at risk of homelessness. How does Launchpad help over the festive season and what can you do to ensure we can continue supporting vulnerable people, both over the festive season and all year round?

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Find out what prospective parliamentary candidates in Reading West plan to do about the housing crisis

19 November 2019

Launchpad is hosting a housing and homelessness question and answer session with prospective parliamentary candidates in Reading – and you are invited.

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Launchpad is a Charity of the Year finalist for Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2019

21 October 2019

We are excited to announce Launchpad is one of four finalists for a Thames Valley Business Magazine Award in the Charity of the Year category, – which is sponsored by James Kowper Kreston, a firm of accountants and business advisers.

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Brave souls take the leap for Launchpad

19 September 2019

A team of brave souls took the leap to freefall from 10,000ft in August and September and raised a huge £5,853 for Launchpad.

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CEO and volunteer team shortlisted for prestigious national awards

07 August 2019

We are delighted to announce that Launchpad’s CEO, Ian Caren, and the charity’s volunteer team have been shortlisted for Third Sector Awards in the Charity Chief Executive and Volunteer Team of the Year categories respectively – and winners will be revealed next month!

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Why is the LGBTQ+ community so over-represented in the youth homeless population?

24 July 2019

In the UK, LGBTQ+ young people are more likely to find themselves homeless than their non-LGBT peers. Hatty, our Activities Coordinator, was part of a panel Q&A after Alexis Gregory’s play ‘Safe’ – which discussed the complex issues the LGBTQ+ community faces concerning homelessness. We sat down with Hatty to find out more.

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Launchpad to open Reading’s first work and life skills centre

02 July 2019

Launchpad has announced exciting plans to open Reading’s first work and life skills centre to help rebuild the lives of people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

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Launchpad’s drop-in service achieves RAN Quality Standard

27 June 2019

Launchpad has been awarded the Reading Advice Network (RAN) Quality Standard – meaning the information and advice we offer at our drop-in service meets the very highest standards.

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University College of Estate Management (UCEM) hold sustainable housing solutions event in aid of Launchpad

24 June 2019

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is hosting ‘Housing for Good’ at Reading Town Hall in September as part of its centenary activity – and the event will be in aid of Launchpad.

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Berkshire’s premier shopping destination supports Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out

18 June 2019

We are pleased to announce that The Oracle in Reading – which opened in 1999 and contains 90 shops, over 20 restaurants, cafes and bars and a cinema – is kindly sponsoring Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out!

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