Salvation Army - Shepton House

Referral address

Reading Borough Council - Housing Needs
Civic Centre, Bridge Street

Referral phone

0118 937 2165

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

We support people with complex needs including substance dependency, mental health problems, offending history and homelessness history. We can accommodate men and women, 4 couples and three individuals with dogs. A local connection is required.

Who we cannot help

Every person referring in is considered and decided on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 99

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All agencies can refer into Reading Borough Council.

Referral procedure

Contact Reading Borough Council.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: ? 1 Month
  • Maximum stay: 6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Monday to Friday core hours staff are on site at Shepton House. Staff available on call for Shepton House 24 hours per day. Residents offered weekly key work sessions. Support plans renewed monthly. Risk assessments reviewed continually (minimum of 6 weeks renewed). Activity programme including CBT based groups, trips, life skills and activities. Chaplaincy on site offering spiritual reflections and support.

Rooms and charges

  • Total spaces: 20


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  • Disabled facilities: -

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information


We have volunteers who help with running groups, gardening, teaching wood work, teaching computer skills, collecting donations, running our resident newsletter and delivering coffee mornings. Contact


Toiletries and money. Contact 0118 207 3017 for further information.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Salvation Army - Shepton House 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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