Launchpad Reading

Referral address

The Stables
1a Merchant Place

Referral phone

0118 950 7656

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with support needs, people with mental health problems and ex-offenders. Provide floating support to single people, families and couples. Must have a local connection to Reading Borough Council area. May accept people with dogs.

Who we cannot help

Offenders who have been assessed as being at high/very high risk of causing serious harm (MAPPA level 3).

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 99

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals through Reading's Access Panel only.

Referral procedure

Common Assessment form (CAF) only.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 1 year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

7 Support Workers, each key working 15-25 clients. Staff work 9-5 Monday to Friday and are based in central Reading at Launchpad’s offices. All accommodation is located within a mile of Launchpad’s offices and is made up of shared houses and self-contained units. There is a 24 hour on-call system available for emergency maintenance issues. The level of support offered is determined by the client’s level of need.

Rooms and charges

£3.66-£12.90pw from residents receiving benefits.

  • Total spaces: 109


  • Furnishings: Rooms and flats fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Weekly licence agreement. Assured shorthold tenancies.


Can stay overnight, maximum of 3 consecutive nights over 7 days.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Reading bus and train stations - 5 minutes walk.


Currently have over 50 volunteers. Email or phone 0118 950 7656 for further information.


Non-perishable food, clothes, toiletries, household goods, gardening equipment, money. Email uk for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Launchpad Reading and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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