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Rose Centre Reading - Support for Victims of FGM

The Rose Centre is now open at Oxford Road Community Centre (site of the old Battle Hospital).

The Centre is a place where women who have experienced FGM can access support and where necessary, onward referral to services. There will be support from local communities, local experts on the subject of FGM as well as Specialist Obs/Gynae Registrar providing clinical advice and support.

The service is a once a month drop-in at Oxford Road Community Centre – see attached flyer – women can just drop-in – however, specific referrals from GPs, health services and other professionals will also be accepted (contact details on the flyer)

The Centre covers the whole of the West of Berkshire, however no woman will be turned away.

  • Community engagement and awareness
  • FGM: information, advice and support
  • Expert clinical assessment and treatment

Clients will be able to access the following support and services:

  • Informal drop in sessions for women, peer support, tea and cake, crafts in a safe and friendly atmosphere
  • Monthly clinic on site with a doctor
  • Monthly empowerment and up-skilling workshops - employment, immigration advice etc...
  • Information, advice and support for anyone who has a query or concern about FGM
  • Engagement with communities to increase awareness of the dangers about FGM

If FGM has affected you or someone you know, please come along to our support group.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Victoria Hunter
07903 675676
0118 951 0279

Where to go

Community Centre (Old Gatehouse Battle Hospital site)
Oxford Road
RG30 1AF

Time / Date Details

When is it on
1st Friday of the month; 9am to 12.30pm
Time of day

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.