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SOURCE - Young People's Drug & Alcohol Service

SOURCE is Reading’s Young Person’s drug & alcohol service, we work with young people under 18 years old or up to 25 if they are vulnerable adults or have SEND. We also offer family work support for our clients.

Please contact us on 01189 373641 


If you want to do a direct referral this can be processed via the referral form

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC)~ Children's Single Point of Access (CSPoA)




If you need any help completing the form please get in touch so we can help.


Who to contact

01189 373641
0118 937 6545 (Youth Support Service)
Brighter Futures for Children - Website

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:00-17:00
Thursday 09:00-17:00
Friday 09:00-17:00

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Direct referral this can be processed via the Children's Single Point of Access referral form


If you need any help completing the form please get in touch so we can help.

Other notes

What can we offer?


·        Confidential assessments of young persons drug/ alcohol use including legal highs

·       Links to substitute prescribing services

·       Needs led care plan to address drug and alcohol issues

·       One to one sessions based on individual learning styles

·       Help to access healthcare services in the community

·       Signposting for Young persons services e.g CSE, Targeted Youth Support, Youth Outreach Nurse, Young Carers etc.

·        Stop Smoking Service

·        C-card registration

·       For professionals: specialist training, consultation and resource library



Success stories


The quotes below are taken from exit questionnaires completed with source young people 14/15. 85% of the young people that completed the exit questionnaire stated they had reduced their drug/ alcohol use or had stopped using altogether


·        “I found it very helpful and I would recommend the service”

·        “They give you all the help you need”

·        “They are very understanding and can relate to a lot of things”



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.