We are pleased to announce that The Oracle in Reading – which opened in 1999 and contains 90 shops, over 20 restaurants, cafes and bars and a cinema – is kindly sponsoring Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out!
It’s Volunteers’ Week and we are celebrating Launchpad’s dedicated, talented and hardworking team of volunteers – who have a multitude of different skills and experience, and collectively gave an impressive 7,207 hours of their time last year to prevent homelessness in Reading.
Launchpad reveal 68% of the charity’s clients have a diagnosed mental health condition – almost three times more than the number of adults from the general population who experience a diagnosable mental health problem.
Launchpad opened five brand new flats in Reading earlier this year – and we’re absolutely delighted to say our first three residents have recently moved in!
Launchpad has launched Financial Skills for Independence – a new programme to arm clients with life-changing financial management skills, thanks to grants from Nationwide and NatWest.
Following the very sad news that our Patron, The Honourable Mrs Mary Bayliss CVO JP DL, passed away last week, Ian Caren, Chief Executive of Launchpad, makes a statement.
1 in 10 women fleeing domestic violence are forced to sleep rough: Launchpad highlights stark statistics on women who are homeless to mark International Women’s Day.
Sir John Madejski and Danyl Johnson call for Reading to support homeless charity’s pancake race of the year
Sir John Madejski and former X-Factor star Danyl Johnson will be showing their support at Launchpad’s Pancake Race in Reading – which takes place on Broad Street on Shrove Tuesday, 5 March 2019.
Launchpad has won a prestigious award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community’ at the Thames Valley Business and Community Awards, which saw over 320 nominees gather to celebrate the region’s most inspirational businesses, charities and individuals.