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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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TORCH Help Hub

A group of West Reading churches have joined together to form Torch to deliver help and hope to those most in need in our local area. This is a completely free service.

What we do

Can we collect a prescription for you?

Do you need help with essential shopping?

Can we send/collect post for you?

Are you on your own or struggling and would like to chat to someone?

Would you like someone to pray for you or for a matter of concern to you?

Who to contact

0118 3800260

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.