Our work

Absolutely anyone can find themselves in a situation where they are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

Sometimes all it can take are a few poor decisions, some bad luck or an unexpected change in circumstances. And a housing problem is not always easy to overcome – life can get complicated with things like addiction, debt and mental health problems. Which is why Launchpad exists. Whatever your situation – whether you’re worried about losing your home, staying with friends, sleeping in your car, squatting or in emergency or temporary accommodation – we can help you turn things around.

Our three key services

Launchpad’s holistic service works in three ways – we prevent homelessness, provide homes and rebuild lives.

Our services support individuals, couples and families in Reading who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. With your support and generosity, we helped over 1,000 people in Reading to get back on their feet last year, a figure which more than tripled in just five years. To help us continue our vital work, you can make a one-off gift or set up a monthly donation.

Real stories

Meet some of our clients, read about their experiences of homelessness and discover how Launchpad has helped them.

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Do you need help?

If you don’t have a stable place to live or you are worried about losing your home, our drop-in service is here to help. We’ve also provided a list of other organisations that can offer support if you’re in crisis.

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Preventing homelessness

Homelessness figures are rising year on year. Launchpad works in a number of ways to stop a housing problem becoming a crisis and prevent homelessness in Reading.

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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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Rebuilding lives

Launchpad rebuilds the lives of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with a range of therapeutic activities, and support with education, training and employment.

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