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We are delighted to announce that Reading Voluntary Action have awarded us with their quality seal to show that we have reached their standard for good governance. We are looking forward to being… read more

One of our volunteers Hazel took on the The Cotswold Half Iron Man to raise much needed funds and awareness for Home-Start Reading.

Hazel said at the end of the race. "I am… read more

We are absolutely, delighted that the Big Lottery have awarded £400k over the next three years to a consortium of local Home-Starts, which is made… read more

One of our amazing volunteers has decided to take on the Cotswold Half Iron Man Distance Triathlon on Sunday 9th June 2019.

"Volunteering for Home-Start Reading is a great experience… read more

We are running our next volunteer preparation course.  The course will give you everything you need to support a family here in Reading.  We have numerous families waiting for support.  They are… read more

It was a time consuming challenge, but we took the risk and made the leap into this well established local race.  It paid off!  We are delighted to announce that… read more

Our staff, volunteers and trustees work so hard to raise the profile of Home-Start Reading, but we are all so stretched, that we simply do not have the time nor the skill set to do it justice.  We… read more

Thank you so much to the Blake Morgan Trust who made a generous donation to us.  This money will go directly into supporting Reading families who are finding it difficult to cope due to illness,… read more

Cllr Debs Edwards visited us today to deliver a generous donation from the Councillors of Reading Borough Council's Labour group. Thank you for recognising and supporting our work with local… read more

We are absolutely delighted to announce that over £4,000 was raised by those amazing staff, relations, friends and supporters, by the eleven people who chose to run for our small and local charity… read more

Please note that our office will be closed from Friday 21st December 2018 until Monday 7th January 2019.  During this time our inbox will be checked periodically… read more

Our families have been very fortunate this year.  Those in financial need have received presents for their children as donated by BT Openreach, Patient Transport Services, one of our previously… read more

We are pleased to announce that the Elizabeth Jane Foundation has made a contribution of £2,000.00 towards our home-visiting co-ordinator (health specialist) role.  We are luckily to have Marion,… read more

We run a weekly group on a Wednesday morning for local parents and their children (under 5 years old).  The families we support are isolated and many are dealing with other health and/or social… read more

Alison joined Home-Start Reading as a home-visiting volunteer in 2009.  In that time she has supported 4 local families.  She has given each family 2 to 3 years of support, and has even kept in… read more

Please do have a read though our latest annual report, which covers our work between 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018.

Please come along to our AGM on Monday 10th September at Abbey Baptist Church.  You will hear how Home-Start Reading has supported families across Reading during April 2017 until March 2018. Matt… read more

We work closely with Reading Family Aid, another local charity, who provide resources and trips for local families.  In July our families were offered a trip to Bournemouth.  Names were pulled out… read more

We delivered these eggs and more to some of our supported local children.  Thank you to Connect Reading, VISA, Thames Valley Business Park and Reading Rotary Club. 

It is with huge thanks to Reading Family Aid that we were able to offer some of our supported families the opportunity to visit a working farm and see some lambs being born.  Out of built-up… read more