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New Beginnings Reading - Covid 19 response


Our  Community Fridge hours are Tuesday-Friday from 6-7pm. 

Do you or someone you know need help with school uniforms? As of 7th September 2020 the Uniform shop will move to Monday's 6pm-7pm also from 7th September people will be asked to come on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm for the clothing and toiletries. Updated 07/09/2020


Community Fridge?- from Queens Arms

Tuesday to Friday – 6pm to 7pm 

The Way Ministry Reading?- from Queens Arms

Every Sunday 3pm to 4pm?? 

Clothing, tents, hot meal and dessert to take away? 


Last updated: 28/07/2020

New charity in Reading ~ Please see below

"The prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship of persons in Reading who are in need due to social or economic reasons regardless of their religion or belief by providing warmth, food and other essential items, temporary short to midterm and overnight accommodation and assisting individuals to access other long term services designed to help them become self sufficient.

To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people in Reading from becoming socially excluded relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society".

Please see attached poster for information on the Community Fridge ~ free food perishable and non-perishable avaiable Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays 12pm-1.30pm.

After School Cafe Wednesdays 3.15pm - 6pm, 2pm - 4pm during school holidays.

Who to contact

07421 998208

Where to go

Queens Arms (alcohol free pub)
Great Knollys Street

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.