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Launchpad Reading

Help Launchpad open Reading's first work and life skills centre

In celebration of Launchpad's 40th birthday, we're asking our local community to help us raise £80,000 so we can open a centre for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to learn new skills, build confidence get back into work.
Charity Registration No: 279859

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It takes more than a home to break the cycle of homelessness. Helping vulnerable people to learn new skills, get back into work and build confidence means they have the very best chance of leaving homelessness behind for good.

Which is why, in celebration of 40 years of preventing homelessness in Reading, we are expanding our services and opening the town's first work and life skills centre so our clients can rebuild their lives. But we need your vital help to open its doors.

...its going to cost £80,000 to completely refurbish before we welcome clients in Spring/Summer 2020.

We've acquired a unit just ten minutes walk from Launchpads town centre offices, and its going to cost £80,000 to completely refurbish before we welcome clients in Spring/Summer 2020. We plan to provide those in need with bespoke facilities such as:

- a training kitchen for cooking and barista courses

- a DIY workshop and laundry area to learn how to maintain a home and practice self- care

- an IT suite for job searching and online learning

- a counselling service for talking therapies

- a space for creative writing, art, photography and wellbeing activities such as yoga and meditation.

With no government funding to help renovate and open the work and life skills centre, we are relying on the incredible support and generosity of Reading to help raise £80,000 so we can refurbish the centre and get this crucial service off the ground. Whatever you are able to give will be gratefully received - we couldn't do what we do for Readings homeless without the support of our local community.

As well as making a donation, you can also hold your own fundraising event or challenge. Our free pack provides everything you need to make your fundraising a great success - including posters, a collection box and 40 weird and wonderful ideas to get you started. We would love you to join us on our mission to open Readings first work and life skills centre.






Clare Adams


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1 day ago

Please continue your amazing work


+ £25 Gift Aid

Mary Butler

1 day ago

Just keep on being the amazing people you are, helping to improve so many lives.


+ £12.5 Gift Aid


2 days ago

Keep up the important work


+ £5 Gift Aid


3 days ago

Good Work All. Wishing you all the best with the centre.


+ £12.5 Gift Aid


3 days ago

God bless us all.

About the charity

Launchpad Reading
Launchpad Reading

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who are homeless or are at risk of losing their home. With your support and generosity we helped over 1,400 people to get back on their feet in 2018/19.

Charity Registration No: 279859


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