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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Volunteers’ Week: Launchpad volunteers give over 7,200 hours of their time to help prevent homeless

03 June 2019

It’s Volunteers’ Week and we are celebrating Launchpad’s dedicated, talented and hardworking team of volunteers – who have a multitude of different skills and experience, and collectively gave an impressive 7,207 hours of their time last year to prevent homelessness in Reading.

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Launchpad clients three times more likely to have a diagnosed mental health condition

15 May 2019

Launchpad reveal 68% of the charity’s clients have a diagnosed mental health condition – almost three times more than the number of adults from the general population who experience a diagnosable mental health problem.

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First residents move into Launchpad’s new long-term homes

12 May 2019

Launchpad opened five brand new flats in Reading earlier this year – and we’re absolutely delighted to say our first three residents have recently moved in!

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New project offers life-changing financial management skills

08 May 2019

Launchpad has launched Financial Skills for Independence – a new programme to arm clients with life-changing financial management skills, thanks to grants from Nationwide and NatWest.

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Big Sleep Out at Reading Abbey Ruins

02 May 2019

We are thrilled to announce that booking has now officially opened for this year’s Big Sleep Out, which is taking place on World Homeless Day and in a brand new location – the iconic and historic Reading Abbey Ruins!

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Launchpad mourns the loss of first Patron, The Honourable Mrs Mary Bayliss CVO JP DL

05 April 2019

Following the very sad news that our Patron, The Honourable Mrs Mary Bayliss CVO JP DL, passed away last week, Ian Caren, Chief Executive of Launchpad, makes a statement.

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