BBC South Today recently had a news item regarding how vulnerable people are coerced by drug dealers and users into using their homes drug taking and dealing. Trisha Bennett our Community Development Coordinator spoke to BBC South Today on how important a coordinated community approach is critical to tackling the issue. Our work with local…

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Whitley CDA would like to offer their congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Head of Boys’ Games at Leighton Park School, Tim. Tim completed 30 laps of their 65-acre park last Friday evening and in the process raised £1,200 for our food delivery project in Reading. Every day we are doing our best to ensure food…

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We have seen the working class put on the front line with the lowest pay, the least protections and the biggest risks. So we feel it’s important that we say how proud we are of the Whitley Community and how honoured we are to be a part of it. The purpose of this article is…

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Trisha Bennett (our Community Development Coordinator) was featured on BBC Radio Berkshire this morning. You can hear Trisha talking with Andrew Peach on his Breakfast show here: We are incredibly proud of how well everyone in the Whitley community has pulled together to get through these difficult times. There are so many community heroes we…

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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The following companies are donating food to us, which is short dated or slightly ‘out of date’.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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