Through the Transform Reading network of churches and charity partners across the town, we are working together to play our part in helping the most isolated and vulnerable in our communities at this challenging time.
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With your support organisations like the ones below can impact more lives, from linking in with isolated and vulnerable people to providing families with crucial food supplies in this time of crisis.
Love Your Neighbour Appeal
The last two months have highlighted how crucial it is that we look out for and support the most vulnerable in our communities. The new One Reading Hub operated by the council are taking calls from people who need support and the Christian charities and churches in the town are playing an essential part in delivering the help where it’s needed. Here is some of what is happening in Reading.
CCA are continuing to provide an emergency response for displaced people such as those who were previously homeless and those who are fleeing domestic violence. Ensuring they have the things needed to eat, cook and sleep.
CommuniCare have taken over 330 referrals from the hub already and are providing information and advice. This includes support for people who are worried about their finances and need help with obtaining food parcels and accessing benefits.
Mustard Tree has been working with a number of churches to create hubs for RVA’s shopping service delivering essential supplies to people who can’t go out. Our projects have also been busy…
Engage Befriending have expanded their telephone befriending providing a lifeline for people who are lonely and have no other regular contact. Many are saying how grateful they are for the calls, and that they provide something to look forward to each week.
Starting Point are providing remote mentoring and creating online challenges to help young people who face disadvantage find a sense of routine and purpose. The team are also supporting Year 11 students who are at transitioning from secondary school into further education, employment or training.
To find out more about these projects or how you can get involved, visit the charities’ Facebook pages or websites.