Our work

We want everyone in Reading to have their own home, and the opportunity for a positive future

Preventing homelessness and rebuilding lives

Regardless of the reasons that have put someone’s home at risk, or led to them becoming homeless we are here to help.

Homelessness can happen to anyone. All it takes is a few poor decisions, bad luck, or a change in circumstances. That’s often all it takes to put someone at risk of becoming homeless. And a housing problem is not always an easy to overcome.

This is why Launchpad exists. Whatever your situation. If you’re behind on your rent, home, or you’re sleeping rough, or sofa surfing, we can help you turn things around.

Our three key services


We prevent people from becoming homeless by offering a free drop-in advice service. Our drop-in service is open to anyone, regardless of circumstance.

Launchpad also provides over 100 homes for vulnerable people across Reading.

We are also committed to rebuilding lives at our work and life skills centre – Launchpad 135.

We support anyone in Reading who doesn’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. With the support of people across Reading, we helped over 1,400 people get back on their feet last year. This number has trebled in five years!

Providing homes

Launchpad aims to break the cycle of homelessness by providing both temporary and long-term homes for those who don’t have a clean, safe and stable place to live.

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