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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 office@home-start-reading.org.uk 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

We are very pleased to announce that we can continue with our very successful Mums in Mind project, for at least five more courses, thanks to funding from Berkshire Community Foundation.  The … read more

Home-Start UK's Quality Assurance (QA) Team came to investigate our quality, standards and… read more

In order to "break the ice" between a carefully matched, trained volunteer and a newly supported family, we provide Treasure Bags!  These bags contain art and craft materials, books and toys.  It… read more

Thank you to My Sporting Times, who chose us as their charity for the muddy Gut Buster event, which took place on the outskirts of Reading on New Year's Eve.  A massive £700 was raised to support… read more

With grateful thanks to the kindness of local people and organisations such as Reading Family Aid, Connect Reading, Readifood and BT Openreach, 109 of our supported local children received… read more