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Branching Up

Branching Up is a Day Service providing work experience placements for adults with learning disabilities.

Service Users have an opportunity to work as part of a team, learn new skills and experience work-related tasks in a structured, rewarding community environment.

Who to contact

Contact Name
John Potter

Where to go

89th Reading Scout Activity Centre
Jefferson Close
Emmer Green

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-4pm.
Time of day
Session Information
Branching Up offers training and work experience in general cleaning and maintenance tasks.
Service users are supported to clean and
maintain a Scout Activity Centre to enable it to be used by a variety of community groups.
Tasks include: sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and mowing.

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£30 Per Day
Payment is usually by Personal Budgets via Direct Payments.


Referral required
Referral Details

To arrange a visit or trial day, please contact John at or phone 07941917081 for a referral form.

Extra days/ sites are currently being sought.

Other notes

Branching Up is a Day Service supporting adults with a range of learning difficulties who would like to develop their work skills and experience.

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.