Sector: Non-profit

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.

With the support and generosity of local people and businesses, last year we helped over 1,100 people in housing crisis in Reading to get back on their feet.

What we do

Launchpad’s holistic service works in three ways –

  • We prevent homelessness by providing help and support to stop a problem becoming a crisis. Our drop-in service is for anyone in Reading who needs housing or homelessness-related information and support.
  • Provide homes – Launchpad aims to break the cycle of homelessness by providing both temporary and long-term homes for those who don’t have a clean, safe and stable place to live.
  • Rebuild lives via Launchpad 135, our work and life skills centre that helps vulnerable people can learn new skills, build confidence and get back into work.

Our services support individuals, couples and families in Reading who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.

Why we became a member

It helps us to network, and to make connections with local community groups and businesses. It’s an invaluable resource

Who we would like to connect with

Businesses who are looking for a charity to support or volunteering opportunities.
Local charities and cpmmunity groups who may want to use Launchpad 135 as a venue or partner with us to offer services to our clients.
Anyone who would like to make a donation to help us continue our work.

Connect Reading have an amazing profile locally and are incredibly well connected. They always know the best person to speak to and have their ears to the ground about what is happening in Reading.
Our clients benefit immediately from the Giving Tree and Easter egg projects, and our management benefits from introductions and just having that connection and knowledge base.

Kirsti Wilson
Head of Marketing and Fundraising

Sector related organisations

Whitley CDA
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Reading School