Charities and agencies from across Reading have come together to make people aware of the work that is done for homeless people across the town.
World Homeless Day – 10th October 2019
People are being asked to consider donating to Charities rather than giving money to people begging on the streets.
Below are links to the Charities taking part in the day. All charities & agencies marked with an * are part of Reading Borough Council’s Housing Pathways Scheme
St Mungo’s Reading Street Outreach Team supports people who are rough sleeping in Reading We help to move people off the streets by providing support and advice around housing, health, drug and alcohol use and reconnection. *
Adult alcohol and drug treatment services in Reading partnering with many other agencies
Lifehouse – accommodation & support services for the homeless – in partnership with Salvation Army Churches *
housing over 140 disadvantaged and vulnerable people
helping single parents, families, couples and individual;
providing a drop-in advice service and floating support *
Reading Minster Church
Late night place of safety for clubbers providing First Aid as well as tea and biscuits and a quiet place to reflect. This is also used by the Street population.
Weeknights the church hosts “ReadiStreet”
“A bed for the night” is a winter months night shelter run by FAITH Christian Group housed in church buildings across Reading.
The shelter runs on a nightly rota system.
Health Outreach Liaison Team
physical / mental health nurses
Reading’s Food Bank run by FAITH Christian Group is able to provide “no cooker” parcels for people rough sleeping or in bedsits or other temporary accommodation.