Work and life skills centre

Launchpad 135 - Reading's first work and life skills centre - will help vulnerable people rebuild their lives.

We have expanded our services and opened a new work and life skills centre – Launchpad 135 – so vulnerable people can learn new skills, build confidence and get back into work.

Launchpad 135 was completely renovated in 2020, thanks to the incredible support from our local community, who helped raise £80,000. The centre now offers a training kitchen, a DIY workshop, a hairdressing and barbering station, an IT suite, meeting rooms, and a large, multi-purpose space.

Launchpad 135 offers our clients the following:

  • Counselling
  • Cookery and barista training
  • Job searching, CV and interview skills
  • Numeracy and literacy skills
  • Access to education and training
  • DIY and home skills
  • Horticulture sessions
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music workshops
  • Fitness sessions

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