We are proud to hold the prestigious Quality Marks of the Reading Advice Network (RAN) and the Safe and Sound award from Reading Voluntary Action (RVA). 

We are also very proud to be a founding member of The Tackling Poverty Partnership, a dynamic local partnership supporting the people of Reading with: food parcels, support for homeless people, mentoring and support for young people, white goods, furniture, English classes for minority groups and help and support to claim benefits.

Together, as one big team comprised of 7 local charities, we are helping to close the gap in Reading. Our partnership receives funding from Reading Borough Council through their “Closing the Gap” initiative.

Reading Welfare Rights also receives funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Henry Smith Charity. 

Reading Welfare Rights
Advocacy, support, and representation to claim benefits and appeal unfair decisions at tribunal.  0118 955 1070

Churches in Reading Drop in Centre (CIRDIC) 
Hot food, showers, clothes and access to medical treatment on site.
0781 737 3773

Christian Community Action (CCA)
White goods, furniture and support.
Donations: 0118 951 2338
Support: 0118 951 2337
Head Office: 0118 951 2336

Mustard Tree
Supporting and mentoring young people into employment.
0118 956 7000

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
English classes for ethnic minorities and vulnerable groups.            0118 959 5455

Support to claim benefits, appeal unjust decisions and to ease financial hardship.
0118 926 3941

A referral service providing food parcels for those in need.
0118 987 2672