Preventing homelessness in Reading

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.

With your support and generosity, last year we helped over 800 people in housing crisis in Reading to get back on their feet. 

What can you do?

Get help

If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless, we can help you turn things around.


Your donations ensure we can continue preventing homelessness, providing homes and rebuilding lives.

Get involved

There’s a fundraising event to suit everyone, you taking part and raising awareness of the charity is what it is all about.

Real stories

Meet Marcus

Marcus and his dog were living in a car after being evicted. Although they reluctantly went to Launchpad’s drop-in service for help, they never looked back.

Meet Craig

An army veteran with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and issues with alcohol, Craig found himself homeless in the middle of the pandemic.

Meet Dean

After losing three jobs, struggling with his mental health, and caring for a friend withdrawing from drug addiction, Dean was on the brink of homelessness.