Open to take telephone calls from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday on 0118 929 1111 or for email support at ?email@example.com.
We provide Supported Housing, Floating Support and a Drop-in service in Reading.
Supported Housing: for single people who have a history of homelessness. At Launchpad we give people a second chance, challenging and supporting them to make changes in their life.
We can house more than 100 people and we offer the following services:
- Developing life skills
- Substance misuse
- Employment, education and training
- Horticulture and healthy living
Access to Supported Housing is by referral only through the Access Panel. For details about the Access Panel, please contact the Housing Advice Team at Reading Borough Council on 0118 937 2165
Floating Support: you could be a single person, family with children, a single parent or childless couple. Launchpad's Floating Support is aimed at developing your skills and confidence to prevent homelessness.
You'll usually be referred to us by Reading Borough Council via Housing Advice, probation, social worker etc.
Floating Support is for you if need:
- Advice; we can represent you and give you up to date information.
- Homeless prevention; help you maintain your home or support to access alternative accommodation.
- Benefits and budgeting; help to ensure your money lasts.
- Well-being; help accessing the right health care for you.
We'll work out a plan together, you choose how we stay in touch. Support is short-term and focused for 3 to 6 months.
Drop-in opening times
As of Monday 12 April, our building is open to drop-in visitors who need help with a housing or homelessness issue. Since November, our drop-in service provided support for people remotely via email and telephone.
Whether you’re sleeping on a friend’s sofa, worried about how you’re going to afford your home, concerned about your landlord’s actions, need guidance on how to claim benefits or you’re falling behind with rent payments because of drug or alcohol misuse – Launchpad’s drop-in service can 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 at the side of Nando’s on Friar Street) during the drop-in centre’s opening times and speak to one of our friendly, trained team.
Please note – when you visit Launchpad’s drop-in you must wear a face covering and sessions will be kept to 20 minutes, with follow ups via telephone if needed. Visitors may be given an appointment to come back if the drop-in is particularly busy.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 11.00am to 1.00pm
Or call or email for advice Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm:
Telephone: 0118 929 1111