Preventing homelessness in Reading

Do you need help?

If you don’t have a stable place to live or you are worried about losing your home, our drop-in service is here to help. We’ve also provided a list of other organisations that can offer support if you’re in crisis.


Whether you’re sleeping on a friend’s sofa, worried about how you’re going to pay your rent, concerned about your landlord’s actions, need guidance on how to claim benefits or would like help with drug or alcohol misuse – our drop-in service can provide vital information and support to help you get you back on your feet.

You don’t need to be referred or book a time to come along – simply visit our offices in central Reading (down the alley on Friar Street at the side of Nando’s) during the drop-in centre’s opening times and speak to one of our friendly, trained advisors.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10.00am to 2.00pm

The Stables
1A Merchants Place

Alternatively, call or email for advice from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Telephone: 0118 929 1111

Other support

Frontline Debt Advice

Frontline Debt Advice offer free debt and welfare benefit advice.

Resolve Mediation Service

Sometimes families fall out and someone has to leave home. Resolve Mediation Service works with 18-35-year-olds who are at risk of losing their home through family eviction or because they feel they can’t say in the family home any longer.