Our Street Support website provides lots of information on where to find food, support, advice and accommodation. It is for people who are experiencing homelessness right now, who are at risk of homelessness and for members of the public who want to signpost others or donate their time or money to Reading’s local services.
This is a partnership of charities and statutory organisations working together to end rough sleeping and homelessness in Reading. The Reading HoP is facilitated by the charity Street Support Network and we meet every two months to plan and action projects and strategies for preventing and relieving homelessness in the borough. This includes developing a delivery plan and providing governance for Reading’s Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019 – 2024.
Compared to other local authority areas, Reading has substantial voluntary sector provision and support for rough sleepers, with significant levels of funding from the local authority, even at a time of severe budget pressures. Collectively we call the services that the Council funds our Homelessness Support Services.
Floating Support aims to prevent homelessness by equipping people with the skills to remain in their property where appropriate or enabling people to source more suitable accommodation
Aims to reduce numbers of people sleeping rough in Reading by supporting them in a person centred and psychologically informed way, encouraging them to make informed choices and to develop life skills.
Provides wrap around, multi-disciplinary support directed in a person centred way by skilled staff with an appreciation for the importance of trauma informed care. Support to increase self-confidence and self-esteem, improve health, reduce offending, substance misuse and isolation.
Willow House is a homeless ‘Hub’ bringing various statutory and non-statutory professionals, to one location, to increase and simplify the journey for people wanting to access support.
Additional bed spaces as an alternative and complementary intensive and engaging environment to the Hub
Offers clients safe accommodation with a bespoke package of personalised support, enabling them to sustain long term independent accommodation and a fulfilled, positive future.
To be referred or to refer someone into any of our Homelessness Support Services, please call the Council on 0118 937 2165 (or our number is 01344 786 512 after 5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or drop into the Council offices Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm – no appointment is needed.