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Beansheaf Community Centre

Providing a venue for community activities in the Beansheaf, Fords Farm and Calcot areas of Reading. https://www.facebook.com/HolybrookParishCouncil/ holybrookpc

Brighter Futures for Children

Offers a range of services for children and young people including social care, early help, and services relating to education and special education needs and disabilities.

Calcot Services for Children

Provides caring, family style homes for looked after children with emotional, learning, social and behavioural difficulties who for whatever reason are unable to live with their family. https://www.facebook.com/calcotservices/ calcotservicesf

Childcare In Reading

Ofsted registered child minder presents details of services and a gallery.

Citizens Advice Reading

Free confidential advice covering a wide range of subjects – welfare benefits, housing, employment, consumer, money and debt problems, relationships and immigration. https://www.facebook.com/citizensadvicereading

CityLife Community Projects

Set up in 2006 to support projects which serve local communities in Reading and overseas.

Coley Park Community Centre

Centre in the heart of Coley Park with 2 halls available for private hire, leisure and community events.

DCYZ – Deliverance Centre Youth Zone

A place where youths between the ages of 5 and 24 can come and enjoy a relaxed and non-threatening environment while being challenged and helped to better themselves in many different aspects of their lives.

Disabled Children & Young Peoples Register and Care Passport

A secure database which aims to capture information about all children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) living within Reading Borough Council area.

Elizabeth Fry Charity

Provides support to women, mostly on licence from prison, who have a range of complex needs. Through their work, they help women to begin to address the issues they face, to improve their lives and reduce the likelihood of further offending.

Free Cakes for Kids

A community organisation that bakes birthday cakes for families who find it difficult to provide a cake for their child. https://www.facebook.com/FreeCakesReading/ @FreeCakeReading

The Huntley and Palmers Collection

Presenting the history of this biscuit company and its importance to Reading. Includes biscuit millionaire game, timeline, information on collectable tins, personal recollections and factory details.

Move Up Project

A daytime, learning, activities project for people with learning disabilities. The sessions are all creative activities run by people with learning disabilities who make decisions regarding programming, help to manage and deliver some activities themselves and do marketing work.

Reading Borough Council – Funding Information Service

This service exists to assist community groups and voluntary organisations to access external funding eg National Lottery, Charitable Trusts, local funders etc for their projects. fundingadvice

Reading City of Sanctuary

Project that seeks to establish Reading as a place of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers. It aims to provide a Reading wide framework to encourage and promote opportunities for cohesion.

Reading Pride

Promotes equality and diversity, and works towards eliminating discrimination in relation to LGBT people in Reading and across the Thames Valley; includes a guide to their annual Pride festival, and to their year-round progrmame of projects and activities. https://www.facebook.com/ReadingPrideUK Reading_Pride

Reading Town Meal

First held in 2011. All the food is donated by the growers and allotment holders around Reading, cooked by Reading College students, and served free in Forbury Gardens. https://www.facebook.com/TownMeal ReadingTownMeal

Reading Vegan Festival

Founded by a group of local vegans who wanted to create an event that supported vegan businesses, and provided a safe space for vegans and non-vegans alike to find out more about this compassionate lifestyle. https://www.facebook.com/rdgveganfest rdgveganfest

Reading's Talking Newspaper

Gives blind, vision-impaired and listeners with other disabilities the independent means of keeping in touch with what's going on in the local community.

St John’s and St Stephen’s Contact Centre

A meeting place where children of separated families can enjoy contact with one or both parents, and sometimes other family members.

Trooper Potts VC Memorial Trust

Records the history of the Project to create a lasting memorial to Trooper Fred Potts VC, his comrade Trooper Arthur Andrews and the men of the Berkshire Yeomanry. https://www.facebook.com/TrooperPottsMemorialTrust

Watlington House

The building is Grade II protected and set in trust, meaning no one owns or profits from the building. The Watlington House Trust was formed in 1929 to oversee the building and running costs, and ensure the aims of the building are met.

The Whitley Pump

A community forum run by and for local people and cover news, views and events on Katesgrove Hill.

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