As we’ve come to the end of our food parcel deliveries – we’ve been reflecting on the past 4 months of WCDA. Since 17th of March 2020, we’ve committed fully to delivering food parcels to Whitley residents most in need. Whitley CDA staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly 5 days a week making up…

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As you all probably know by now the Whitley Social Club & Cafe are CLOSED until further notice. We, Whitley Community Development Association, have been given permission to access the building to allow our Surplus Food Project to continue. We will be delivering parcels to avoid people having to come to the cafe. HOWEVER we…

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Alana House

Alana House is one of PACT’s successful community projects alongside the BB4K and Recovery Toolkit programmes. Alana House has a main base in Reading but also covers West Berkshire, Bracknell, Wokingham, Maidenhead and Windsor. For more information about services and support outside of Reading see our Building Family Bridges page. Alana House aims to: Address the individual barriers to employment, education…

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Surplus Food Project

The following companies are donating food to us, which is short dated or slightly ‘out of date’. The food is perfectly fine to consume. Food is available on: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 am – 2.30 pm* Whitley Community Cafe 252 Northumberland Avenue Reading RG2 7QA We do not ask for any payment. However, we…

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Universal Voices is a free community choir for boys and girls aged seven to thirteen, open to all children in the Reading area. They offer musicianship training as part of this choir to help children develop their musical ear and music reading skills. Universal Voices sings a wide range of music in different styles and…

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Meet Dex. He’s a nice guy. He’ll offer you money. He’ll offer you drugs. He’ll be generous. He’ll make you feel important. He’ll make you feel part of something. He’ll make your life exciting. He’ll do whatever it takes to get you working for him and his mates… and when you do… Meet Dex. He’s…

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Buy 2 hot drinks and place 1 in our coffee ‘bank’ Reading City of Sanctuary has partnered with refugee support organisations to deliver a Coffee Bank Scheme which offers those seeking sanctuary in Reading the opportunity to access a drink and a light snack for free at participating cafes. How does it work? When a…

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