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 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 team.

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

*Launchpad is committed to the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided to us at our drop-in service. Read our privacy statement for more details.*

Other support


If you are at risk of becoming homeless, contact the Homeless Prevention Service at Reading Borough Council as soon as possible. They run drop in sessions at the Civic Offices from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Email or call 0118 937 2165.

If you have an emergency out-of-hours, call 01344 786 512.

In an emergency
Domestic violence and sexual abuse
Drug and alcohol misuse
Health and wellbeing