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Launchpad Reading

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Launchpad provide temporary accommodation across Reading for 100 people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, including support, so individuals can obtain and sustain more permanent housing. Can accept people with dogs.

Who we cannot help

History of violence. Danger to self or others.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Launchpad accepts referrals for their supported housing service through the Reading BC access panel. Agencies can ask for a CAF form from Reading BC. Then complete form and return to the access panel. Floating Support service is also accessed via the access panel. The drop-in service is open to all callers.

Referral procedure

Common Assessment form (CAF) for the floating support and supported housing service. Open access to drop-in service.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Launchpad has: 47 full & part time staff, 100+ volunteers & a Supported Housing (team of 13). For supported housing, an emergency out of hours call system for housing emergencies (not support). Operate key worker system for Supported Housing (average 20 tenants per worker), weekly meetings & house visits.

Total spaces



In shared houses, bedsits and flats. 9 Shared properties compromising of 38 rooms. 67 Self-contained properties, 11 Move On/Longer Term Properties.

Further information

Public transport

Most properties are within walking distance of the town centre. All properties are on bus routes.