Ability HA - Shepton House

Referral address

Reading Borough Council
Civic Centre

Referral phone

0118 937 3737

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

People who are homeless or in housing need. Must have support needs and evidence of previously managing a tenancy. Prioritise applicants with a local connection to Reading.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept agency referrals via Reading Borough Council.

Referral procedure

Phone Reading Borough Council Mon-Fri 9am-5pm on: 0118 937 3737

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 3 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Regular support around independent living skills, resettlement and individual support needs such as mental health.

Rooms and charges

Rent and ineligible charge varies according to room.

  • Single: 26
  • Total spaces: 20


  • Furnishings: Rooms partly furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking allowed in own room only. Must attend appointments with caseworker. Assured shorthold tenancy.


Visitors allowed. Can have overnight guests up to twice a week.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Buses 5, 20, 21 - 5 minutes walk. Train station - 10 minutes walk.

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