Welcome to Reading Community Welfare Rights Unit

We are committed to providing a confidential specialist advice service to all sectors of the local community in relation to all welfare benefits including mandatory reconsiderations, appeals and preparation for court hearings, advice on your right to challenge benefit decisions, assistance with benefit forms, benefits checks, and better off calculations.

Coronavirus update:  During the current lockdown our office is closed but we are still available to help you by phone and email as below.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 9am-3pm.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am-3pm.

For clients that cannot get to Whitley, we operate outreach sessions at Launchpad and the Central Library in Reading town centre on Thursdays, by appointment only.